When you think about salads what is the first thing you think about?
Some would say lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.
Others would say… “i hate salad”
And others… like myself think, “How many different ingredients can i put in my salad and still call it a salad….” and “does it have to have lettuce leaves to be called a salad?”
For me, salads aren’t a low calorie meal which i eat to minimize my energy intake. For me, salads fill me up, they have lots of different tastes and textures and have maximal with energy and nutrients and they leave me satisfied. THAT for me is a salad, not just a small green side salad which you get at restaurants.
The more the better.
I remember when i was in New York a few years ago, i ate a few salads for lunch and i remember i loved them, because even a medium salad was LARGE according to me. And it was filled with different ingredients and it did leave me full and satisfied. And that is my aim when i make and eat a salad.
So i wanted to share with you a recent salad i made which consisted of: Salad mix, red and yellow bell pepper, sweet potato, sweet corn, vegan bacon, 1/2 avocado and a mustard dressing (recipe below).
I do admit, that this salad is not the most filling or overwhelmingly filled with ingredients. So this salad does need to be combined with some bread if you don’t want to add in some beans or even quinoa or brown rice. However this was a super tasty salad which i wanted to share 🙂
The recipe for the dijon mustard dressing:
1,5tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1tbsp agave or maplesyrup
3 tbsp oil (whichever you have at home)
Pinch of salt
Mix it all together until combined and store in a jar or pot!
Below are some other tasty salads i have eaten!
In the future i might make a big masterpost/compilation of salad combinations and dressings which you can return to if you ever need salad inspiration 🙂