Green Crunch Salad with EVOO Homemade Dressing

Green Crunch Salad with EVOO Homemade Dressing

Recipe by: Chelsea Streifeneder

Crunchy salads offer various benefits besides just tasting delicious. The crisp texture provides a satisfying eating experience, while the high water content of many greens helps keep you hydrated. Additionally, the act of chewing crunchy vegetables can promote better digestion and may contribute to a feeling of fullness, making this salad a healthy and enjoyable choice.

When you pair this homemade dressing made with SOOC extra virgin olive oil, it elevates the salad even more by providing a rich, healthier, and smooth dressing. Its monounsaturated fats not only enhance the taste but also offer health benefits, such as supporting heart health. This salad came together super quick and will for sure be added to our “salads don’t have to be boring” list. It also is one of the few salads that will hold and is also great the next day and won’t get soggy!

Products used: Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar


Ingredients for the Dressing:
1 cup SOOC Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
½ cup SOOC Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
Freshly ground pepper and salt
Ingredients for the Salad:
6 cups kale, chopped or torn into small pieces
4 cups green cabbage, chopped
2 cups cucumbers, diced
2 cups celery, chopped
2 granny smith apples, sliced thin
1 cup pistachios, deshelled and chopped
1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds


1. Make the dressing. Mix the oil, balsamic vinegar, cumin, and salt and pepper all together and set aside.

2. Prepare all your ingredients for assembly.

3. Add the kale, green cabbage, cucumbers, celery, apples, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds all together in a bowl or large platter. Pour over your homemade dressing and toss it all together. Serve right away.