Superfood Salad with Acai Dressing

I went on a picnic lunch with my parents and sister Deb today. It was an emotional day for all of us. Emotional, but absolutely beautiful. It would have been my sister Shelly’s 43rd birthday. So we celebrated it by spending time together, laughing, and walking at Roxborough State Park, where we had spread wildflower seeds on Mothers Day in her honor. (sssshhhh – don’t tell anyone).

I bought this salad at Whole Foods and want to experiment with some variations.

Like this salad? Try my Jeweled Kale Salad Recipe.

Here is the ingredient list:

Superfood Salad

  • kale
  • napa cabbage
  • carrrots
  • red onions
  • blueberries
  • edemame
  • grape tomatoes
  • cashews
  • goji berries
  • sunflower seeds

Acai Dressing:

  • acai juice
  • agave nectar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • canola oil
  • garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cayenne

The dressing also called for soy lecithin. Removing that is the first change I made to this recipe. I also mixed it with some red quinoa for leftovers, which added a nice texture and was still a very appropriate addition for a salad that bears such a healthy name. And some of the research I’ve done hasn’t been too keen on canola oil. I prefer EVOO as a healthier option instead.

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  • lindabchartier

    Can you tell me the measurements for the acai dressing on the whole foods superfood salad?

  • grayhelen

    I had the same great idea after trying the Superfood Salad at Whole Foods – recreate it at home. I found this recipe that includes an acai dressing. Would sub agave for the sugar and use an olive oil base; at least it gives some measurements to key from.

    http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001895978

  • http://www.practical-innovation.com Aleece

    I don’t know exactly how Whole Foods does it, but check out this acai dressing recipe that you can use and modify yourself. I would also recommend substitutions like Helen suggests (either agave or honey) – I’m not a big fan of sugar! http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000001895979

  • Marla

    I just purchased this salad from my the deli at my local grocery store. WOW! I love this salad, and I don’t have any regrets eating it. I can eat this everday! I am so glad you posted this recipe, so that I can make it myself. I think this salad is very figure friendly, and swapping the canola oil for evoo is a good choice. This salad has tons of valuable nutrients, and is a super-food!