Last Five Salads: F.U. Iceberg Lettuce

Iceberg lettuce is flavorless yet so many restaurants use it as a default green. I don't think I'm high maintenance (ask someone who knows me to verify), but seeing it as the only leafy green option on a menu makes me want to throw a fit. I encourage you to taste a wide variety of salad greens. Here are some options to get you started: arugula (for people who like a slight kick in the bum), romaine (for people who don't want to think about it), butter/bibb/Boston lettuce (for people who like soft things), baby spinach (for people who really enjoy the taste of vegetables), and nada nada (for creative rebels who eat salads without leafy greens). Crunch crunch! That's the sound of your salads getting more exciting.

Salad #5 (this one went the "nada nada" route)

Salad #5 (this one went the "nada nada" route)

1. I Ran Out of Garlic Powder (so I used Adobo) Tofu Salad

  • Tofu- drained, smooshed (try to get more of the water out onto a paper towel), sliced into squares, lightly covered in grapeseed or olive oil, coated with Goya Adobo, and baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 1 spiralized zuke
  • cherry tomatoes
  • splash of white wine vinegar
  • fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • sprinkle pepper on top

2. This Fridge is Looking Bare Salad

  • Tofu- leftover from salad #1
  • 2 sliced carrots
  • 1 sliced bosc pear
  • Italian dressing
  • Chopped spinach

3. Grapefruity Tooty Salad

  • roasted slices of sweet potato (use olive oil and a spice mix of kosher salt, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and turmeric)
  • slices from half a grapefruit
  • chopped spinach 
  • walnuts
  • dressing: 1:1 ratio of a mild tasting olive oil (this is when you use the fancy stuff) and pure maple syrup with a dash of sea salt

4. Eat the Rainbow Salad

  • chopped spinach
  • orange grape tomatoes
  • 1 mini cuke sliced
  • 1 peach sliced
  • some roasted and sliced purple mini potatoes (use olive oil and a spice mix of kosher salt, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and turmeric)
  • a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar

5. Mango Slaw Salad

  • chopped purple cabbage
  • thinly sliced carrots
  • diced mango
  • italian dressing

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