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Over the Rainbow Salad with Tahini and Lemon Dressing

Lee’s Over the Rainbow Salad with Tahini & Lemon Dressing

Credit: Lee Holmes

Combine any raw vegies in this kaleidoscopic feast for a completely balanced meal. It’s easy to throw together and deliciously healthy. The tahini and lemon dressing tastes so much better than any pre-packaged dressing you would buy in the Grocery store, and it takes a nanosecond to prepare.

Serves: 2



  • 2 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 small beetroot, thinly sliced or spiralised
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red capsicum, seeds & membrane removed, diced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, seeds & membrane removed, diced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced or spiralised
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stone removed & sliced into wedges
  • Sprinkle pepitas
  • Handful bean sprouts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Tahini & lemon dressing
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 5 drops stevia liquid
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt, to taste
  1. Place all salad ingredients, except sesame seeds, in a bowl and carefully mix together.
  2. To make dressing, place all ingredients in a bowl with 60mL of filtered water and blend until a smooth paste forms. Add more filtered water, if required.
  3. Dress salad, sprinkle over sesame seeds and serve immediately.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.