You may have noticed in my recent meal plans that I mention that I have a "mega salad" quite frequently. I wanted to give you the low down on this salad, cause I'm kind of addicted to it right now. It's a recipe that a friends of ours from AZ always had on hand. Whenever we visited them, they always offered us a bagful to take home with us. It's so good and super healthy for you. Mmmmmm.
I usually take time once or twice a week to wash and chop up a big bowl full to keep in the refrigerator. I make the basic greens then add to it when I spoon it out for a meal. I'm not gonna lie, it does take me about an hour to wash and chop everything up. But I chop it in super small bites because I like to eat it with a spoon. Call me weird. Just not to my face.
So the basic recipe is as follows (pictured above):
Organic kale (any variety will do)
Organic broccoli flowerettes
Pea shoots (or any other kind of sprout)
*Wash and chop them all up and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Organic bell peppers
Organic grape tomatoes
Organic quinoa (make a batch of this in the beginning of the week and use to throw in everything from yogurt, oatmeal, salads, stuffing for stuffed peppers/mushrooms, etc.)
*throw them all on and mix it up.
I typically make a dressing from Jaime Oliver that I love to go with it. It's a really light & refreshing spring dressing!
Pile this salad high in your bowl with all the add ins for a really hearty meal or use it as a side salad with a great bowl of soup! Enjoy!