Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing

Late summer season/early fall is my favourite time for salads. It actually is one of the best of each seasons. You have the recent summer season produce like cucumbers and tomatoes however the climate is cool sufficient that the crisp, fall greens are in a position to develop. This time, into the tip of October, is peak salad time. This specific salad got here once I appeared in my crisper drawer solely to see solely inexperienced gadgets. I went to work and ended up with this spectacular summer season salad. The hemp dressing pulls every part collectively and this straightforward salad is ideal for lunch or as a facet for dinner.

Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing

Green Summer Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing | Naturally Ella

A easy late summer season/early fall that includes recent cucumbers and avocados all tossed with a straightforward vegan hemp seed primarily based dressing. 


Salad Base

  • 2 cups packed child spinach
  • 1 cup sliced cucumber
  • four scallions- thinly sliced on the bias by greens
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and lower into slices

Hemp Dressing

  • half of cup hemp seeds
  • 1/four to half of cup water
  • three tablespoons minced basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced recent flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon stone floor mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt, to style
  • Pepper, for serving


  • Prep the salad components as acknowledged above, slicing every part into roughly the identical dimension. Place in a bowl and make dressing.
  • To make dressing, mix all of the components in a blender and puree till clean. If utilizing an everyday blender or meals processor, soak the hemp seeds for an hour or so earlier than making the dressing. Taste and alter salt as wanted.
  • Pour roughly 1/three cup of dressing over the salads. Toss till the salad is mixed and nicely coated with dressing, including extra dressing or serving the salad with dressing on the facet.


Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks: This dressing will maintain within the fridge for a number of days. Use it for different salads or as a sauce for grain bowls and/or roasted greens.

Stock up: get the pantry components you will have: Hemp Seeds, Cucumbers, Avocado

Summer Salad


This salad works as an ideal base for including extra substantial components. Try it with a handful of chickpeas, toss in leftover grains, or add cheese- it’s laborious to go flawed!

Grains: This salad additionally lends itself nicely to the addition of grains. Try including a handful of quinoa or go for one thing with a bit extra texture like cooked spelt or oat berries.

Greens: Swap out the spinach for kale or lettuce.

Cheese: This salad is completely pretty with a sprinkle of salty cheese. Feta is normally my go-to choice however a number of shaved slices of salty vegetarian-friendly parm are additionally good.

Cucumber Avocado Salad with Herby Hemp Dressing