confetti salad with orange-cucumber dressing

Confetti Salad 2

Having mentioned that I have never been much of a salad person in my ramblings on Sunday evening,  and also having a huge container of baby greens in my fridge that needed using, I was inspired yesterday to make my favorite salad dressing… Ani Phyo’s Orange-Cucumber Dressing is simply amazing!

It’s in her Raw Food Kitchen book, which was my first raw (un)cook book and I really like it. I will include the suggested salad recipe as it is a great mix but I throw in whatever I have as I figure salads are so good for you they should be easy, and because for me it’s really all about the dressing :)



  • 1/2 red leaf or romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 bunch dinosaur kale – sadly, I think kale is hard / impossible to get in Australia so substitute with your fav. salad green
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • I cup walnuts
  • 1/2 dried cherries – I prefer cranberries and they’re easier to find in the US but be not so in Australia/UK?


  • 1 small cucumber, about 5 inches long, chopped
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 1 clove garlic – I always throw in extra garlic for good luck!
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Put all salad ingredients except the cranberries in a large bowl
  • Place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Toss the salad with the dressing and serve – garnish with cherries / cranberries

I love taking this for lunch – storing the dressing separately until I’m going to eat it obviously. I put on heaps of dressing so find that this recipe lasts me two servings, which works out well because I really only like the same thing for lunch two days in a row! Enjoy… and buy Ani’s book!


Guide: raw vegan | whole food, plant based | gluten-free | sweetener-free | soy-free

2 Comments on “confetti salad with orange-cucumber dressing

  1. Hi, I am a little confused as to what EVOO is. Could you please let me know what this means. Thank you.

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