Shades of Fall Superfood Salad

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Suffering from carb phobia? It’s time to return to quality ancient grains in your meal line-up, and the place to start is with this fall superfood salad.

It was a good idea to pass on the over consumed, refined non-organic or GMO grains dominating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. But there are an abundance of ancient grains readily available in most grocers that are truly good for you. These nutritional powerhouses are abundant in vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals along with most being a fabulous source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber.

My motto remains “Choose real food, as close to Mother Nature as possible aiming for a wide variety of seasonal, local foods.” And, of course, eat consciously and with gratitude and enjoy!

Shades of Fall Superfood Salad


  • 1–1 ½ cups cooked farro or your favorite Ancient Grains
  • 1 medium bulb fennel, slivered
  • 2 cups sturdy leafy greens: romaine, watercress, and baby kale
  • 1 cup red cabbage, slivered or grated
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • ½ cup pepitas/pumpkin seeds
  • 2 large organic oranges, sectioned, plus zest and any juices
  • ¼–1/3 cup quality olive oil, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh spicy micro greens or sprouts, if desired
  • Slivered organic apricots or mulberries
Total Time

Prep Time

10 min


Toss all the ingredients in a salad bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust vinaigrette and seasonings if needed.

Serve in regular bowls or plates or fora spectacular presentation spoon the salad into the leaf bowls from a whole cabbage or radicchio head or the oblong boats from Nappa cabbage.

Great add-ins options are sun-dried olives or capers and a few tablespoons mulberries, currants, apricots, or dried figs.

Shades of Fall Superfood Salad

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