Let’s face it…salads can be booooooring. Don’t get me wrong, I like a good side salad, but as a main course…….meh 😕 . That being said, I’ve finally found a salad that appeals to my taste buds and my visual senses. One thing I love about this salad is that you can literally throw in whatever vegetables you have on hand. On my salads I enjoy chive, parsley, cilantro, broccoli sprouts, onion, cucumber, pistachios, carrots, red bell pepper, and purple cabbage. Other ideas include tomatoes, avocado, Mandarin oranges, cauliflower, zucchini, sunflower seeds, or even pumpkin seeds. In my book, plants are nature’s Skittles and my goal is to “Taste the Rainbow” every day.
- 2 to 3 cups greens such as lettuce, spinach, or kale
- 2 to 3 cups vegetables (literally whatever you have in your refrigerator)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup hummus
- balsamic vinegar, to taste
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- Wash and chop all produce.
- Line plate/bowl with greens.
- Arrange vegetables on top of greens in a rainbow pattern (Does anyone else remember Roy G Biv from elementary school?).
- Place hummus in center of salad and sprinkle black sesame seeds on top.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
- I chopped enough vegetables so that I could eat this salad multiple times this week (Yes! It’s THAT good). However, if you lead a busy lifestyle, feel free to purchase vegetables that are already washed and chopped at your local grocery store. Another time saver is to purchase a good quality hummus (without artificial ingredients) instead of making it yourself.
Recipe by Hello Nutritarian