Barley • Sugar Snap Peas • Red Cabbage • Carrots • Dried Mango • Mint • Jalapeño • Salad Girl® Sassy Slaw Dressing

By Appetite for Change youth and chef coach Pam Powell from Salad Girl Salad Dressings.

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Sweet & Sassy Slugger by Appetite For Change Youth

Step up to the salad plate!

Arieana, Nacory, Leonna, Omariasha and Grace from Appetite for Change wanted to give fans an opportunity to eat something refreshingly summery that showcased the amazing foods growing in their Northside gardens. Not everyone was a big vegetable eater, so they “negotiated” a mix that they’re excited about and proud to serve. In partnership with Pam Powell of Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressings, they hit it out of the park!  

Sweet & Sassy Slugger

with Salad Girl® Sassy Slaw Dressing

Makes 8 (1-cup) servings

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked barley
  • 1 ½ cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 ½ cups chopped sugar snap peas 
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped dried mango
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup packed and chopped fresh mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped jalapeño chile 
  • 8 cups mixed baby salad greens

Dressing Ingredients

  • Salad Girl® Sassy Slaw Salad Dressing or other coleslaw dressing

Toppers

  • ½ cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  1. Cook barley according package directions. Let cool. 
  2. Mix barley with remaining salad ingredients, except the greens, in a large bowl.
  3. Stir half of the dressing into the salad mixture; toss to coat well. Arrange salad greens on plates. Spoon salad mixture on top; drizzle with remaining dressing and garnish with sunflower seeds and lime wedges

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