So it’s been a while since my last post, but I have been busy reading for an upcoming exam. I have still been cooking, but I have tried to limit the amount of complicated recipes. Therefore, this recipe may have been the easiest I could possibly find in the book. But, that doesn’t mean it was any less delicious than my other posts. This Superfood Salad was exactly what I was hoping for. The great thing about salads is that you don’t need to be a chef to get creative. This recipe allowed for a lot of variation and this is my version.
Because there’s not a lot of work, this post will be short and sweet. First, here are all the ingredients that went into the salad.
We have Purple Kale, pomegranate, sprouts, quinoa, regular and blood oranges, avocados, mint, lettuce, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and feta cheese. For the dressing I used some garlic that I rubbed on the bowl, a tangerine, a lime and some extra-virgin olive oil. There are so many more items you could add like radishes, pea shoots or if you don’t want cheese, you can find a substitute.
Now you may think that a salad is just a salad, but that’s not entirely true. Much like other recipes, the more care you put into making a great salad, the better it will be. The little extra details make the salad great and the homemade dressing adds an amazing flavour. You will also notice all the various textures and tastes that you get from the slight bitterness of the lettuce, to the saltiness of the feta, the sour taste of the lime and the sweetness of the oranges and pomegranates. The Kale and seeds also add some crunch, while it’s offset by the softness of the quinoa. This is a perfect summer salad that doesn’t take much effort and can easily feed 6-8 people. Plus you’ll have lots of leftover items for another day. So next time you’re thinking of just pouring on the dressing for a regular salad, try something different and you’ll love the results!