I hate making a salad every day, so this is my solution. You don't have to follow a recipe, just choose what you like as your greens and prep it ahead of time. That way, when I'm tempted to skip my salad, I have no excuse.Ingredients
2 Heads Romaine Lettuce
3 C Chopped Spinach
3 Kirby Cukes
2-3 Thinly silced Carrots
3 Large Red Radishes
2 C Fresh Parsley
3-4 Stalks of Celery
1 C Alfalfa Sprouts
4-6 Green Onions (green and white parts)
Get a BIG plastic container with a tight lid.
Quarter and chop the romaine lettuce
Coarsly chop fresh spniach
Finely chop fresh parsley, Curly leaf works best.
Deseed and quarter/chop your kirbies
(If you can't find Kirbies, peel and deseed your cucmber. The peel of regular cukes can be bitter)
Use a shredder or slicer to prepare your carrots and radishes. This keeps them from sinking to the bottom of your salad.
Coarsly chop your celery
Separate and snip the sprouts
Slice your green onions, use the green part too.
Put all of this into your container and hand toss. I keep this in the frige handy for quick lunches and dinner sides in a pinch.
The trick to keeping it fresh is keeping it dry. Don't add tomatoes or peppers until you make your individual salad you won't get that slimy salad problem.
Fresh herbs like Basil and Cilantro add a nice flavor. Even some Fennel seeds can be yummy.
Don't like radish? Try some turnip or jicima.
Fresh home sprouted mung and lintel beans are great for texture.
- 2 cups salad with dressing (I use a Vidallia Onion Dressing)