The Tastiest "Can't Go Wrong" Salad You've Ever Made
Recipe type: "Can't Go Wrong Salad"
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian
Prep time: 
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Serves:: 4
A simple formula to make up a spur of the moment salad with ingredients you have in your pantry or refrigerator!
  • 4 C Chopped kale
  • 1 Sliced zucchini, peeled first if desired
  • 2 C Orange grape tomatoes
  • 1 C Canned, rinsed and drained Red kidney beans, or any other beans
  • 1 Avocado, cut into 1" chunks
  • Dried apricots (optional)
  • 2 T Pepitas
  • ½ C Feta cheese (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • 1 T Everything but the bagel seasoning from Trader Joes
  • ¼ C Sliced shallots
  • ¼ C Lemon juice
  • 1 T Lemon zest
  • ¼ C Olive oil
  • 1 t Grated garlic, 1-2 cloves
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a small jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. In a large salad bowl combine first 3 salad ingredients and gently toss.
  4. Drizzle dressing over salad and and gently toss to combine.
  5. Top salad with avocado, kidney beans, apricots, pepitas, and feta cheese, if using.
  6. Serve immediately.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at