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
- Paring Knife
- Cutting Board
- Large Salad Bowl
- 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.
12 thoughts on “Everything Bagel & Lox Salad”
I just wanted you to know how overwhelmingly happy I was yesterday, for every single minute of the inauguration and afterwards. I hope this will be the beginning of big changes in our country, in every facet of our lives. Congratulations to all of us! ❤ Alene W.
I agree Alene. Yesterday felt like a holiday although we both know the nation is still grappling with Covid19, financial hardship and racial inequity. Together, let us continue the challenging work towards healing.
This salad was so fresh and delicious! Plus it was easy and quick to make. Yum!
Thank you Jen!
I love making my own dressing! I would have never thought of making an everything bagel dressing before trying your recipe! It is so delicious and pairs perfectly with the lox!
So glad you enjoyed it Lilly!
This is such a cool idea for a salad! I love everything bagels but this was the perfect way to get those same flavors without all the carbs. And it was delicious!
Great tasting recipe and a clever way to use the bagel topping. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a great recipe idea. Loved this bagel & lox in salad form! Definitely making this again.
This was a delicious light lunch and I’ll be making it again!
Simple, clean, fresh and loved the buttermilk dressing too!