As a vegan, I get most of my protein from leafy greens, and salads are a really great way to load up on them!
Unfortunately, salad has never been something that excites me. When I think of salad, I think of a giant bed of greens… and a couple other things thrown in there too (I’ve never been one for dressing). I like greens- but I’m not a cow and I don’t think that I was made to/want to chomp on a bowl of grass alone.
Recently, my salad world was changed.
My typical salad looks a bit like this:
– Huge bed a spinach + romaine
– Raw bell peppers
– Steamed broccoli, yellow squash, and zucchini
– Roasted tomato
– Avocado chunks (sometimes)
It tastes great. It’s just time for a change from my usual style of “anything in the fridge” type of salad.
I’m an avid Pinterest user, and I found a salad that was different than anything I’ve ever made. It was fully raw, had a lot of vegetables that aren’t in my norm salad, and looked easy enough to pull off.
So, I gave it a shot, and it has been one of the few Pinterest attempts that I have made that have actually turned out like the picture. (Despite the poor camera quality of my iPhone 5c)
This salad is from The Glowing Fridge, and she calls it her Chopped Detox Salad. It contains kale, cilantro, onion, cabbage, carrot, hemp hearts, and cauliflower.
I edited the recipe a little bit. Click this link for her original recipe.
Below is mine with my modifications:
You will need:
– 1 head of cauliflower
– 2 cups of kale
– 2 cups of red cabbage
– 2 cups of baby carrots
– 1/2 red onion
– 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro
– 1/2 cup hemp hearts
– 1 avocado
– handful of ground flax seed
1. Finely chop the first 6 ingredients, and run them through a slicing or chopping blade in your food processor. ( I was so excited to use this blade for the first time!)
2. Add hemp hearts, flaxseed, and diced avocado to the top of the salad and toss well
(This will make about 3 servings)
** I didn’t use any dressing on this because I felt like it had plenty of moisture and flavor. However, the original blogger has a dressing recipe that you can make with it if you wish!
* I also think that this would be really good with some added apple, orange, and strawberry slices for a summer salad!
My salad experimenting is only beginning!
What are some of your favorite salad recipes?