Basic Green Salad

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Q: You recommend Basic Green Salad as a part of your weekly meal plans. What exactly is this salad?  

Basic Green Salad aka BGS is a great start to an amazing meal. The ingredients of this salad can vary throughout the year, depending on whats in season. The BGS makes a great addition to your main course or we personally like to use it as a base for a full salad meal. Simply add some sprouts, assorted fresh veggies, toss it with one of our homemade dressings and you just created a beautiful nutritious plant powered meal. Enjoy! 

That’s it for today. We hope you give this simple recipe a try. It’s really wonderful. It makes you feel healthy, nourished and connected to the earth. 

With love and respect, 

The Basic Green Salad

The Basic Green Salad makes an excellent base for prep-ahead salads. It will stay fresh for 2-3 days in your fridge crisper and could be mixed and matched for different tastes and textures with all sorts of fresh vegetables, sprouts, toppings and dressings. Honestly, the BGS is a staple in our household - it's loaded with nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals you just won't get from your typical store-bought iceberg lettuce mix.
Course Salad
Cuisine raw, Vegan, plant-based
Keyword vegan, whole food plant-based, salad, greens, raw, herbs, lettuce
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Author Active Vegetarian


  • 1 head organic romaine lettuce chopped (or red/green/butter lettuce)
  • 2 cups 80 g organic baby arugula (or chard, spinach, baby kale)
  • 1 cup 40 g cilantro, chopped (or another fresh herb)
  • 1 cup 40 g parsley, chopped (or another fresh herb)


  1. Combine all of the greens in a big salad bowl.
  2. Use this recipe as a starting point for creating your own healthy and quick plant-powered meals.
  3. Eat fresh or store in a closed glass container in the refrigerator for 2 -3 days.

Top this salad with a nutritious homemade dressing.  Here are some of our favorites Creamy Lime MangoGinger Miso Dressing and the Almond Butter Ginger Dressing.

If you try this salad, let us know! Leave a comment, Pin for later, and don’t forget to tag a photo #avrecipes on Instagram. We would love to see your creations. 

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