It is bloody cold right now which equates to a high level of importance placed upon colourful salads like this one. Salads loaded with superfoods like pomegranate, avocado, hemp seeds and sauerkraut are great for any season. This Rainbow Superfood Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing is highly adaptable to what’s in season and the dressing has the perfect balance of zing and creaminess that just keeps you wanting more. If you love a good salad dressing as much as I do, my lemony tahini dressing is another great one to have in your repertoire.



I like to add sauerkraut to my salads for extra probiotics and insanely delicious crunch factor. I can even manage to sneak it past sauerkraut skeptics (they don’t know what they’re missing). If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of sauerkraut and other ferment foods check out my article on 10 reasons to eat sauerkraut and some delicious recipes. Eating fermented foods with every meal literally changed my health. Not only are they delicious but they improve digestion, mood, and reduce inflammation.


I wrote this recipe for the lovely Irena’s Eat Drink Paleo blog. If you don’t know about her website check it out because she has a plethora of delicious recipes!



Rainbow Superfood Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing


    For the salad
  • 6 C mixed greens or chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, sliced
  • handful sauerkraut
  • 1/4 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • handful hemp seeds
  • handful pumpkin seeds
  • For the dressing
  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs paleo mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • handful fresh basil, finely chopped OR 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. In a large bowl top greens with sliced zucchini, peppers, apple, pear, pomegranate and avocado. Sprinkle with sauerkraut, hemp and pumpkin seeds.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a jar, cover and shake until everything is combined.
  3. Pour over the salad just before serving and enjoy!
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