Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Tale of Two Salads

The "Cool, Crispy, Crunchy Salad," and the "Fiesta Five Salad" are the highlights of the weekend eating of raw food.

Cool, Crispy, Crunchy Salad

The Salad: handful of mixed greens; half of a Romaine heart (the inner half); 2in. of a seedless cucumber, quartered and sliced thinly; handful of snowpeas, snapped in half; 1 baby red bell pepper, sliced; handful of mung bean sprouts; sprig's worth of fresh Asian basil leaves.

The Dressing: 2 green onions, sliced; small cube of fresh ginger, grated (microplane grater) or pressed (garlic press); 1-2 T. Bragg's vinagrette; 1-2t. Bragg's liquid aminos.

Note: Soak sliced green onions in dressing while you assemble the salad for better flavor.

Fiesta Five Salad

The Salad: 1/2 avocado; 1/2 large mango; 3/4 C. sliced jicama; 1/8 C. chopped cilantro; 3 T. sliced red onion. (cup measurements are estimated)

The Dressing: lime juice; (optional) 2 tsp. Bragg's vinagrette.

Note: Mix avocado, cilantro, mango, and lime juice. Stir and let marinate while cutting jicama and assembling salad plate with a bed of 1-2 handfuls organic spring mix. Scoop mixture onto the middle of the plate. Sprinkle red onion over the top. (optional: sprinkle dressing over spring mix) Surround with jicama slices. Sprinkle with cayene pepper. Enjoy!

Yummmmmmmm! =)


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I've been a vegetarian for a long time. I make a salad almost every day for lunch. You reminded me of a couple of ingreients I've been neglecting. Thank you. BTW, did you know I pioneered a promotional type cookbook--recipes that inspired authors to write books or scenes. It's called Cooking by the Book and is available on the free e-book page at Authors' Coalition. www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com. Or just e-mail me and I'll send you the pdf as an attachment. Put COOKING BY THE BOOK in the subject line and send to HoJoNews@aol.com. 27 authors participated. (-;

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Kristen's Raw said...

Scrumptiously delicious sounding!

Nicole said...

WARNING: Typo corrected in Crispy salad recipe...

"small cube of GINGER"