10 July 2010

Raw Summer Salad


Instead of a regular post,
i'm posting a quick and delicious
 Raw Summer Salad.

My family and friends are always demanding asking me to make them one. It's the type of salad that takes the guess-work and handy-work out, and is truly quick, simple, and fun!

I prefer a mix of dark and light leafy greens. The best combination is a few handfuls of organic spring mix, romanine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, and tomato

For the dressing I mix together lemon juice from 1 lemon, a tablespoon of stone ground mustard, stevia, black pepper, and a pinch of salt

The secret ingredient to this delicious salad...

Avocado!

I scoop in one ripe avocado and break it into pieces. It can get kind of messy, but messy is good!

Nom Nom.

Oh but before you think we're finished, you have to roll up your sleeves and "massage" the salad with your hands. This breaks up the avocado a bit to make it "creamy" while still leaving some chunks in there.

 This is something I know you guys will love!
But don't just take my word for it, you have to try it okay?

In other news...

gave me a blogger award!
I will include it in a full post tonight.

As well, I am going to The Organic Islands Festival
on Sunday!!! It's our largest Island food Festival,
100 times cooler than the Sidney Health Fair.
I will explain more later :)


Now get out there and enjoy your weekend!!!
The world is awaiting your beautiful faces.

29 comments:

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Oh yum! Perfect for the hot weather!

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

Holy cow! That looks so delicious it's not even funny. I have avocado - I think I just might need to make that for lunch! Thanks for the recipe!!! <3

secondcityrandomness said... [reply]

You know how I love avocado, but I seriously think sometimes the red onion really makes a good salad- totally gives it a bit of a bite!

Jes said... [reply]

Oh that salad looks delicious! I am most definitely going to have to make that! I cannot wait to try that dressing.

spoonfulofsugarfree said... [reply]

Num Num! Very yummy! I love making fresh salads during summer. They are nice and light! I'll try this one next time.....first i have to get some avacado....

patrickandjessica said... [reply]

Your salad looks so good! I can see why so many people would request it :) I have to try this - I love the idea of mashing up avocado to make the salad a little creamy.

Ruth Rogers said... [reply]

oh yum! This salad looks delicious.

sweetomhaven said... [reply]

This looks so sooo good! I'll remember it when I make dinner tonight. Have fun at the festival!

Crystal said... [reply]

I looove salads with avocado! It looks perfect for the warmer weather. :) That dressing sounds good, too.

Chelsea said... [reply]

My salads are never complete without avocado! I love your idea to massage it in so that it gets all creamy. What could be better than getting avocado in every bite? :D

Have fun at the food festival! I can't wait to read about it!

Christina said... [reply]

love the dressing you made! :)

greekyogurt said... [reply]

The salad is amazing.

I managed to have a new blog with english settings and everything! No more greek hieroglyphic :)

Efi (ex greektomato)

cinnamonbums said... [reply]

this looks delicious... i LOVE avocadooo aahhh

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

totally just made a chopped salad like this - it is so delicious it's not even funny.

shesgoingthedistance said... [reply]

what a BEAUTIFUL salad :) I love lemon juice. It makes everything so much brighter and happy. haha not to mention, keeps avos from turning brown :)

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said... [reply]

Your salad = amazing!! Looks so good!! And congrats on your award, I can't wait to see it (:

cleanteenkelsey.com said... [reply]

That looks so wonderful, Kelsey. I really want to make it! Is there a difference between stone ground mustard and regular mustard?? haha.

You're so cute with your spoon! lol. Avocados are the best.

j3nn.net said... [reply]

That salad looks soooo goood! And I'm doing raw this week, so expect to see something similar on my menu this week. :)

Jenn

Megan D said... [reply]

Ooh this salad is lookin good! So perfect for summer. And avocado is the best on salads! And... everything. haha :)

sensorydefensive said... [reply]

You're right, massaging is the key. When I discovered this, I realized why my mom's salads always tasted better the next night. The avocado had time to break down.

Laury Ann said... [reply]

Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum!!!!!!!

Massaging and mixing up the salad is really the way to go!! And avocado makes everything taste better!!!

Congrats on the blogger aware :-)

Laury Ann said... [reply]

PS--updated the bloggy roll on the new site www.thefitnessdish.com wanted to let yah know

xoxo

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Hey girly - hope you're having a great weekend!

Michelle said... [reply]

I love salads..and homemade salad dressings! Thanks for a new one!

lisasfoods said... [reply]

I love that you mix the avocado into the salad with your hands. It must taste so good that way, although I do enjoy just big chunks of avocado right on top of my salads too.

Love the photo of you enjoying the avocado. :)

Krista said... [reply]

I have to try this salad "massaging". Sounds terrific.

highonhealthy said... [reply]

I'm crying inside because that festival looks amazing and I'm so close let so far from Victoria. If there were no ferries I would be there in a 1/4 of a heartbeat.

PS. That salad looks pretty amazing too and I am definitely trying out that dressing.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oh yum - I can see how the avocado really makes this salad :) Great salad indeed :)

Monet said... [reply]

Have fun at the festival...excited for you but slightly jealous! This looks like a great raw salad.
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