Sunday, January 8, 2012

Super Duper Green Salad

Behold, my new, favorite salad...... and the best part is, I don't get sick of eating it after 2 days. All this time I was searching for the perfect dressing to help me enjoy salads day after day. But the solution was so simple. Read on....

Super delicious Lemon Letter Salad (all organic):
  1. Mixed greens
  2. Herbs such as basil, cilantro, or parsley
  3. Grated carrot
  4. Petite peas (frozen and then soaked in a bowl of water for a bit to thaw)
  5. Avocado
  6. Lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  7. Olive oil
  8. Nutritional yeast flakes (generous sprinkling)
  9. Sea salt
Just stack it up in a bowl, mix, and enjoy!

In addition to my lovely salad, I like to steam a sweet potato and top it with coconut butter, cinnamon, and a little honey. Ooh, I can't get enough of this dinner. It's a great wintertime option and requires very little effort in prep or clean up.

For the sweet potato, I try to pick a long, skinny one so the cooking time is less. I put the potato in a steamer on the stovetop, poke it full of holes, and set the timer for 20 minutes. If a fork passes easily all the way into the flesh of the sweet potato, it's done. If not, set the timer for another 10 minutes and keep on steaming. It's so worth it. You can even steam while you're chomping down on the salad.

1 comment:

Alexandria Lewis said...

This is a great salad, thanks for the post! Just started eating more avocado and I love salads the feature the creamy goodness of avocado and the zest of nutritional yeast.