Everything Bagel & Lox Salad

Everything Bagel & Lox Salad

The basis of the African American Heritage diet pyramid are greens like collards, turnip and mustard. The basis of the Everything Bagel & Lox Salad are organic greens but don’t use collard, turnip nor mustard greens. We cook those particular greens for hours for a reason – to make them tender and, sometimes, less bitter. We also cook them for hours because they are full of fiber. Some Black people add a pinch sugar to greens, but I think that is method is overused. These same varieties of greens can be sweet too, so I really prefer to let the natural sugars shine.

Collards, Turnip Greens and Mustards, as we like to call them, are all cruciferous vegetables. Along with their counterparts cabbage, broccoli, spinach, kohlrabi, and kale, cruciferous vegetables have more vitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C, folic acid, and the aforementioned fiber, than any other vegetables. Because food was not plentiful, enslaved Africans throughout the Diaspora planted gardens to supplement their diets and cruciferous greens were the most popular. Regular intake of these greens thwart many forms of cancer including lung, breast, ovarian, and pancreatic. What intelligent, prescient, innovative and resourceful people my ancestors were!

Smoked Salmon can be a little pricey, so fortunately you don’t need much for the salad. A cup of Red Lentil Soup would be a wonderful way to compliment your dinner of the enjoyable Everything Bagel & Lox Salad – a meal so healthy you deserve a nice dessert.

Everything Bagel & Lox Salad

If you are anything like me, you probably love sandwiches. Because gluten intolerance prevents me from eating bread, I created the Everything Bagel & Lox Salad so that I could still enjoy my favorite without the carbs.
Prep Time 9 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine African American, American
Servings 2


  • Paring Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Salad Bowl
  • Ramekin
  • Spoon or Small Whisk


  • 3 cups Organic Mixed Salad Greens
  • ¼ cup Smoked Salmon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small Organic Tomato
  • ¼ cup Organic Red Onion, sliced
  • ½ tbsp Organic Capers, garnish

Everything Bagel Salad Dressing

  • 1 tbsp Organic Mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Organic Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Salt-Free Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Jane's Mixed Up Krazy Salt


  • Chop and slice vegetables. Cut salmon into bite sized pieces.
  • Arrange greens, tomatoes, onions, salmon and capers in two salad bowls evenly distributing ingredients.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients in ramekin.
  • Dress the salad and serve with Trader Joe's Sesame Thin Crackers.
Keyword 15 Minute Meals, Dinner, Easy Dinner Ideas, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Lunch, Pescatarian, Salads, Whole 30

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