A salad is something that most people like to have for lunch. It’s light, but it can be filed. And it does not make you feel stuffy. A salad is also very healthy and nutritious. You get carbs, protein, and good fat in your salad. However, for all the nutritious components to be there in salad, it has to be made right. You will realize that most people don’t like salads because it is not made right. A good salad should have the right balance and amount of leafy vegetables, protein components, berries, nuts, and dressing.
And no one does a good salad like Sweetgreen. However, it is very normal not to know about Sweetgreen if you are not a salad person. But still, to broaden our knowledge, let us get to know a bit about Sweetgreen, especially the salad recipes and how you can make them at home.
Sweetgreen was started with a vision for healthier living and healthier eating. Three college students started Sweetgreen looking for something other than stale pizza and beer to eat. Little did they know that they would be revolutionaries. Sweetgreen uses 100 natural and organic materials, and they are very climate conscious too. They want people to eat healthier and remain healthy for the rest of their lives. But healthy does not mean the food has to taste gross. Sweetgreen has come up with a wide range of salad recipes which is tasty as well as healthy. This LA-based company has revolutionized salads and everyone’s taste along with it.
Let us take a look at some of the Sweetgreen salad recipes that you can recreate yourself. These taste just like the Sweetgreen ones if done right. So, without further ado, let us get into it!
Sweetgreen Harvest Bowl Recipe
The Sweetgreen harvest bowl recipe is one of the best recipes of Sweetgreen. It is a customer favorite and here is how you can recreate it;
Ingredients- half cup rice (any rice that you want), salt and black pepper, one sweet potato (large, cut into bite-sized pieces), two tablespoons of olive oil, 3 ounces of goat cheese, preferably fresh, one cup kale (lightly chopped), one beet( cut in half, chopped or diced), one fennel bulb (small, thinly sliced), six ounces of roasted chicken, shredded, three ounces of fresh goat cheese, crumbled, a handful of toasted almonds, lightly chopped.
For the dressing- one-fourth cup of olive oil, two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, two tablespoons of Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper.
Instructions- for a salad, all you need to do is bring the ingredients together and mix them. However, in this recipe, there is some cooking involved. First, you need to cook your rice. Now, you can cook your rice in a rice cooker or the old-fashioned way. It is upto you. It will take you around 45 minutes to cook rice in a pot. Once your rice is cooked, you should separate it into two bowls.
Next, you should fry your sweet potatoes until they’re golden brown. Once they are cooked, you should add them to the rice. Now in a bowl, add your other ingredients and mix well. Add the balsamic vinaigrette and make sure it coats every ingredient in the salad. A little dressing goes a long way. Finally, top with chopped roasted almonds and crumbled goat cheese.
Your homemade sweetgreen salad is ready.
Sweetgreen Crispy Rice Salad With Spicy Cashew Dressing
This salad by Sweetgreen is gluten and dairy free. So if you are allergic to gluten, then it’s just for you. Tune in for the recipe!
Ingredients; for the ingredients, you need all the basic ingredients for a salad. Start with Arugula, basil, red cabbage, cilantro, carrots, ginger, garlic, cashews, and the rice of your choice. This is going to be the base of your salad.
Now, for the dressing, the dressing is going to have a cashew base. It will only take you five minutes to make. The ingredients are garlic, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, cashew butter, lime, chili flakes, and maple syrup. Add all these ingredients along with rice wine vinegar and blend it all thoroughly.
Instructions; For the rice, you need to season it. Bland rice will make the salad unappetizing. So, toss the rice with some garlic, ginger, avocado oil, paprika, and onion. Bake the rice, and it is ready. For the salad base, add the rice, Arugula, basil, carrots, red cabbage, cilantro, cucumbers, and lime juice. Add shredded rotisserie chicken and crushed almonds along with that. Add the cashew dressing and toss well.
Your salad is ready.
Guacamole green salad with cilantro lime jalapeno vinaigrette
If you are a fan of a spicy lunch, then this recipe is just for you. You get the kick of jalapenos and lime with this one. So, let’s get into it!
Ingredients – one chicken breast (grilled on both sides and cubed), one-third grape tomatoes, diced, one to two tablespoons red onions diced, six to eight large corn tortilla chips crushed, half an avocado, chopped, two ounces of spring greens, half a lime
For the dressing- the dressing is gonna be a cilantro lime dressing. For this, you need; two tablespoons of fresh lime juice, two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon chopped cilantro, one teaspoon honey, salt, and black pepper, and one-fourth teaspoon of cumin, coriander, and garlic powder.
Instructions – to start, you need to prepare your vinaigrette. Mix the ingredients well. You might not need the whole of it, so keep some for later use. Now, in a separate bowl, add all the ingredients along with the dressing. Mix the ingredients well, and your salad is ready.
Sweetgreen lentil avocado bowl
This is for all those people who love avocadoes. You can have it for breakfast or lunch. Let’s look at the recipe.
Ingredients; twelve ounces of broccolini, three tablespoons olive oil, half tablespoon cayenne, salt, and pepper, half cup lentils, one-third cup of pepitas, two cups small Arugula, one and a half cup of small beet, one carrot grated, one avocado, peeled and chopped.
For the dressing – one-fourth cup olive oil, two tablespoons balsamic vinegar, two tablespoons Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper
Instructions – first, you need to prepare the broccoli. Place them on a tray and drizzle olive oil on them. Season your broccoli with black pepper and cayenne. Roast it for about 15 minutes. In the same way, toast the pepitas. To save some time, cook your lentils before starting to prepare the salad.
Now, once these ingredients are prepared, add them to a bowl. Mix well with the balsamic vinaigrette and top with roasted broccoli and pepitas. Your salad is ready to be enjoyed.
So, we have come to the end of the Sweetgreen Salad Recipes blog. I hope that all of you find these salad recipes easy to make. Plus, I also hope you enjoyed eating these salads as much as you did making them. Once you make them, you will realize how easy and sufficient it is to make a salad. Hopefully, this will push you to eat healthier. And hey, a salad doesn’t taste all that bad. So, start living a healthy lifestyle and discover more salads!