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Tu-No Salad - Urban Fresh

 Tu - No Salad

 Chef Kathy Iannacone/Urban Fresh 


Salad Ingredients 

 2 cans of garbanzo beans ( chickpeas) drained and rinsed or 1 1/2 cups

 1 cucumber cubed

 1/2 red chopped finely

 4 stalks of celery diced

 1 large carrot shredded

 1/4 of a red, yellow, or orange bell pepper diced

 2 tbsps. of fresh parsley chopped

 2 tbsps. of fresh basil chopped

 1 avocado diced (optional)


Dressing Ingredients 


 1/2 cup water

 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews

 2 tbsps. dijon mustard

 1 fresh lemon juiced

 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

 2 teaspoons kelp powder (optional)                 

 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic

 salt and pepper to taste


 1. Blend all of the ingredients for the dressing in a blender, set aside

 2. Pulse the garbanzo beans in a food processor just till slightly broken, be careful not to over process ( should look like tuna) Scrape into a bowl.

 3. Add all of the fresh veggies and then fold in dressing.

 Can be made into sandwiches or for gluten free options put into a collard or swiss chard leaf or stuffed into a beautifully ripened tomato.

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