Autumn Salad with Maple-Protein Dressing

Sometimes salads aren’t filling, but they can be if you add the right combination of fiber, protein and healthy fats. This fall salad offers double beans; a protein punch! Maple syrup, mustard, tahini, tamari and savory nutritional yeast combine into a thick dressing that pairs perfectly with hearty salad greens. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale are cancer fighting, anti-aging champions. Enjoy them blended into a salad that packs perfectly for lunch or accompanies a holiday meal.


1 15-ounce can cannellini or white beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tablespoons tahini paste
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 Tablespoons tamari
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
Zest and juice of 1 lemon


4 cups kale, ribs removed and chiffonade or shredded
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded Brussels sprouts
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
½ cup dry roasted almond slices

Make Dressing
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients plus 1/2 cup of water. Blend on high until very smooth, adding more water as needed to achieve the desired consistency for pouring over the greens.
Make Salad
Place the kale, cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts and chickpeas in a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over and toss lightly to combine. Garnish with almond slices and serve.

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About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
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Ai Anti- inflammatories

Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.

Ao Anti- oxidant

Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.

IB Immunity Boosters

Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.

MB Mind

Improves mood, memory, and focus.

F Disease Prevention

Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.