There’s this stigma running around for thousands of years, tying between salads and dieting women.

“oh me? I’ll have the salad!” (then most movies-books- TV series depict said woman looking sadly at her plate and -if given the opportunity- helping herself to her companion’s plate.)

We all understand the “subtle ” subtext:

Salad is not real food, it’s not sustainable, and even not very tasty.

In short- salads are self inflicted punishment sad women bring on themselves in order to fit to society’s restrictions.

Well.

I have 3 things to say:

#1. Don’t believe everything you see in the movies.

#2. Salads can be your basic go-to , endless options to choose from, satiating, healthy, nutritious, tasty and beautiful!!

#3. please remember that sometimes- in certain places- ordering salads in restaurants or coffee places, means you don’t know exactly what the ingredients are, when the vegetables were sliced, and mainly -the added dressing- can be a source of unwanted fats and extra calories.

So?

So making your own salad is just about the easiest thing in the kitchen, all you need to do is wash -cut- assemble.

The options- as I said- are endless, anything and everything goes:

vegetables- naturally, but also- herbs, greens, fruits (think green or red apples, strawberries, apricots, oranges, even cut lemons -peel off), think grains (cooked quinoa, buckwheat, oatmeal grains, wheat grains and so on), think nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), think cooked legumes (beans, lentils), and dressings?

*lately I’ve been using a great shortcut- I put 2 carrots and 1 apple in my hand mixer, and shred the lot- to use for my lunch salads later. carrots are a great addition to salads- adding tons of vitamins, taste and color-but cutting them finely can make a person need to nap afterwards, so -chop in the hand mixer in a split second and get it finished.

As for the dressing: squeezed lemons , raw tahini, salt &ground pepper, olive oil, (or everything combined?).

Here are a few photos I took of my everyday salads:

red lentils and, apples, parsley.
carrots, bulgur, mizuno leaves
parsley and green apples.salt and lemon.c’est tout!
buckwheat, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley.
wild rice, cucumbers, tomato, parsley,apples
brown lentils, apples, parsley.
soy beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley.
red beans, bulgur, parsley.
green peas, bulgur, tomatoes, green onion, something else.
black beans, avocados, parsley, fresh spinach leaves.

Go cut yourself a good salad-

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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