Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I hesitate to talk about salad because the next thing you know I'll start getting comments like this:
"What? You want me to eat SALAD for the rest of my life?"
"Jesus Shelley, you eat like a fucking rabbit."
"What do you eat when you're like, RAVENOUS?"
or, my all time favorite,
"You forgot the protein in that meal. Aren't you afraid of kwashiorkor?"
Okay, no one says that last one (at least not yet). But seriously, salad is fraggin' awesome. And although I tend to enjoy giant piles of vegetables for lunch, they are by no means the entirety of my diet. So THERE. I've discovered a whole bunch of delectable salad combinations and thought I'd share some of them will all you hotties out there looking for a square meal. Here's the basic, the uncomplicated, the beautifully simple Salad 1.0.
I start with one giant pile o' spinach or some good-looking romaine. Do NOT get iceberg lettuce unless you want to hate your salad, ok? Go with whatever leafy yumminess looks good to you, keeping in mind that the darker the color, the better. On top of my pile of leaves, I add:
sliced or cherry tomatoes
cucumbers, skin on
onions, red or whatever
1/2 avocado, cubed (awesome)
1 handful toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
How do I top all this goodness?
lemon juice (squeeze the juice out of a quarter, save the rest)
olive oil (just a dash)
Hurrah! Best salad evah!