Last Five Salads: Like a Raccoon Attacking the Trash

Like a raccoon attacking the trash- that's how I eat salads when they are great/well-done/epic. I'm pretty serious about #NoSadSalads. A sad salad is the "garden salad" that many restaurants serve and it's super depressing. It lacks ingredients, creativity, and nutrition. I hate that so many people think that's all a salad can be. That's why I plan do to a regular post with the last five salads I ate!

Salad #3

Salad #3

1. Rae Moves to the West Coast Salad

  • arugula
  • baby spinach
  • parsley
  • green onion
  • roasted beet (rinse a beet, cut off the top, cover in olive oil, wrap like a hershey kiss in foil, bake for 1 hour at 450, wait til it cools to throw in salad)
  • quinoa 
  • carrots
  • chickpeas
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • dijon mustard
  • salt 
  • pepper
  • pure maple syrup

2. I Missed You Grapes Salad 

  • baby spinach
  • red cabbage
  • seedless purple grapes
  • italian dressing
  • cashews (no salt)
  • avocado

3. I'll Eat Anything That's Purple & Green Salad

  • arugula
  • red cabbage
  • bartlett pear (or a different variety)
  • grapeseed oil
  • balsamic fig vinegar
  • diced red onion
  • avocado
  • chickpeas roasted (with olive oil, salt and pepper) or plain

4. I Wish I Was In Mexico Salad (adapted from this recipe)

  • tat soi
  • baby spinach
  • red cabbage
  • orange
  • lime wedge (for the fresh juice)
  • a splash of grape seed oil
  • black beans cooked in chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and pepper 
  • avocado

5. She's My Side Chick(pea) Salad Sandwich

  • chickpeas rinsed, drained, and dried (then throw in food processor with veganaise through lemon juice ingredients so half of it looks like the consistency of hummus) 
  • veganaise (about 2 tbps)
  • sweet relish
  • horseradish (I like a kick)
  • pepper
  • lemon juice
  • spinach or butter lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 pieces of toasted bread

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