A Delicious Explosion of Color and Flavor – Fireworks Salad Recipe


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This delicious salad recipe is a delight to the senses with it’s contrasting and enhancing flavors. Sweet pineapple calms the slightly bitter radicchio. Basil and cilantro liven up apple and carrot. Colors explode and delight the eyes, like a painting on canvas. Vibrant, crisp, fresh, colors, textures and flavors pop and add life and excitement to your plate. This is a great off-the-beaten-track exotic dish that is wonderful to share with people you love! 

You will feel better physically and emotionally after eating this salad. This is another type of soul food, good for your creative side, as well as for your body. Let’s head to the kitchen and get creative now!


Fireworks Salad Recipe


Fireworks Salad Recipe


2 cups Nappa cabbage – chopped
1 cup Radicchio – chopped or torn into small pieces
1 Parsnip -shaved slivers with veg peeler and chopped
1 Carrot – shaved slivers with veg peeler and chopped
1 Red pepper- thin strips
1 Apple – julienned
1/8 Pineapple (about 1 cup) – chopped or julienned
1 bunch ( ½ cup) Basil leaves – chopped
½ bunch ( ½ cup) Cilantro leaves – chopped

2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 Tbsp Honey, or Agave or other favorite sweetener


Mix dressing together in a small bowl and set aside. Add all salad ingredients to a big bowl.  Toss with dressing and then it’s ready to serve!


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Assemble ingredients

Fireworks Salad Recipe - ingredients

I like to make the dressing before chopping vegetables, so that the flavors of the dressing have a chance to blend while I am getting the salad prepared. This is a very simple dressing so not as necessary as some dressings, but still nice to get out of the way. Here are the dressing ingredients.

Fireworks Salad Recipe - dressing ingredients

Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl and whisk in the other ingredients.

Fireworks Salad Recipe - dressing mixed

Prep and chop the produce.

Fireworks Salad Recipe -  ingredients prepped

Place all the ingredients in  large bowl.

Fireworks Salad Recipe - ingredients in bowl

Toss with the dressing.

Fireworks Salad Recipe - ingredients mixed

Serve and enjoy!

Fireworks Salad Recipe

Hope you love it a much as we did here!


In health and with love,


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