Simple Summer Salad (Helps My Gut)

This is my “go-to” salad.  It’s quick, tastes good, and helps my digestive tract function optimally.



1 head Lettuce

1/2 Avocado

2 Beets, Cooked

1 Heaping Tablespoon Sauerkraut

Ginger root, to taste

Turmeric root, to taste

Avocado Oil, to taste

Real Salt



1. Cut up lettuce, beets and avocado.  Place in bowl.  If using Salad In A Jar, just add avocado to your pre-made salad.

2. Add sauerkraut.

3. Remove the outer surface of the ginger root and turmeric using either a spoon or a potato peeler.  Then, shred the peeled roots by using either the potato peeler or a fork (scratch the peeled root across the tines of a fork).  Add the root shreds to the bowl.

4. Pour avocado oil over salad (I add 3-4 Tbsp).

5. Sprinkle with salt to taste (I add roughly 1/4 teaspoon).



1. I only use organic ingredients.

2. Fresh ginger can have a strong flavor.  I slowly increased the amount I add to my salad.  Also, I found that if I eat the ginger with the sauerkraut and beets, it provides a nice balance.

3. Sauerkraut can irritate your gut.  When I was healing my gut, my body could not tolerate sauerkraut – I experienced bloating and cramping.  As my gut healed, I slowly added sauerkraut into my diet, one teaspoon at a time.  Now I can eat a heaping tablespoon with each meal and my body loves it.

4. With the remaining half of the avocado, I make guacamole for my children.

5. We are individuals, so please choose the ingredients that work best with your body. Personally, I buy beets pre-cooked from WholeFoods (Love Beets) and sauerkraut from Wegman’s.  Both of those products work with my body.     

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