Today's salads can be overcomplicated or worse, get lost in a sea of dressing. When I dine out, sometimes I get that School House Rock song stuck in my head, "Don't drown your food..." Memories of animated vegetables are evoked, a cucumber slice frantically running away from the giant imposing salad dressing bottle...
Well, veggies, here's a dressing-free, drizzle-only kind of salad fit for a genius! Smart people eat their greens and know that mother nature understands flavor better than anyone. Sometimes a salad should be just that, a simple mix of healthful ingredients that are allowed to shine.
I have always loved that whole walnuts and pecans look like little brains! I've heard they are good "brainfood" too but I'm not sure if it's true. Still, I feel pretty smart eating this vitamin-packed, protein-rich, blissfully simple salad!
Go ahead and join me! Give your inner genius something it can sink it's teeth into!
1 cup fresh Green Spinach
1 cup fresh Purple Spinach (or Arugula)
1/4 cup Purple Basil, chopped
1/2 cup Raw Walnuts (or Pecans)
1/2 cup organic Blueberries
1/2 fresh Lemon, juiced
1 tbsp Walnut Oil, drizzled over top
Sea Salt & Pepper, to taste
Use local, organic ingredients when available. I recommend a high mineral content salt for this recipe, like Himalayan Pink salt. It's good for you and it really draws out all the flavors nicely.
Toss greens together and drizzle salad with lemon juice and walnut oil. Scatter nuts and berries over the top, as well as desired amount of salt and pepper.
Simple, Healthful, Satisfying and Smart: this salad has everything you need and nothing you don't. Enjoy!
Thank you for voting for Buddhas Delight. You must be one smart cookie! Tee Hee, Happy Drizzling! ;)