Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Iceberg lettuce = Salad?
If you look at different countries "salads", you'll notice the amount of variety in the ingredients that make up the "salad". Sadly here in the U.S. "Salad" has become a cold plate with ice berg lettuce 2 slices of tomato and french/ranch/blue cheese/italian dressing. I try and always tell my family and friends to make "real salads". It's one of the easiest ways (for those that have some type of aversion to cooking their own food) to incorporate real foods into your diet. The options are endless, and instead of the "franken oil dressing" you get to add some good for you fats to your creations. Have you ever made "tahini dressing" for example? Take a look at Elizabeth's great blog for a wonderful easy recipe. Tahini can be used in so many way. Try experimenting with it. Buying organic raw tahini is best.
So here is a salad I made last night;
Daikon, celery, olives, cucumber, chives, scallion, cucumber, arugula, and red leaf lettuce.
To make the tahini dressing, I took 2 tablespoons of tahini, squeeze of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon evoo, 2 small gloves of garlic and splash of water. Mixed it in the magic bullet.
Make it a great day!