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 what’s 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, 

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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.
Prep Time7 minutes
Total Time7 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: raw, Vegan, plant-based
Keyword: vegan, whole food plant-based, salad, greens, raw, herbs, lettuce
Servings: 4 side servings
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)


  • Combine all of the greens in a big salad bowl.
  • Use this recipe as a starting point for creating your own healthy and quick plant-powered meals.
  • 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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