Default Salad Recipe


This was our yummy lunch today. I call it the default salad because it is what we eat when I don’t have something else planned. I will share the recipe with you:)

Serves 4
Default Salad

1 head romaine, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups in season vegetable(we used asparagus from our garden!)
1/4 red onion, chopped
4 hard boiled eggs
4 small handfuls croutons (we like to make our own out of whole grain bread when we have time)
4 Tablespoons ground flax
4 Tablespoons raw sunflower seeds

Divide the ingredients between 4 different plates or large bowls and top with your favorite dressing.

The dressing I used is my Better Than Ranch with green onions that made it green:)

Better Than Ranch
1 T. White wine vinegar
1 T. Lemon juice
1 1/2 T. Nama Shoyu or Liquid Amino or soy sauce
1 Clove garlic
2 Green onions or sliver of red or sweet onion
1 t. Mustard
1/2 cup vegenaise or mayonnaise or almondaise
1/2 c. Sunflower seeds
1/2 c. Water or almond milk
When blended pulse in:
1 T. Fresh parsley
1 T.  Fresh Chopped chives

Grind the nuts and add the rest to be blended together.
I used a cheap version of a magic bullet to make the dressing and it worked great.

Happy Helathy !

Asparagus and Kohlrabi

When I left for my family reunion  a week ago, I thought the asparagus I had planted had been too far gone to survive. I had bought the roots at a hardware store for cheap and was just hoping for the best. I kept watering this bed just in case.  I loved seeing the asparagus in my Dad’s garden and thought I would plant again in the fall. I got home though, and lo and behold there was asparagus!!!  We won’t have any to eat this year, but next year we will be able to sample them sparingly. We will let the roots grow strong and then the year after that we will be in asparagus heaven!

This is Kohlrabi. If you haven’t tasted it, it is crunchy with a very mild flavor. We eat it raw in salads. It is best not to let it get too big because it can get tough and woody. When it is about a baseball size we will harvest it, peel it, and cut it up to enjoy it. The last ones I grew were green so it was fun for these to be growing purple. I will let one of these go to seed so I can save the seeds for next year.