Looking for a new way to eat your produce? I am a big fan of the lettuceLESS salad! In fact I’m posting this because I had one tonight and thought I would share the idea for those of you who have never made one! Or it’s been too long since you incorporated one into your meal. It’s simple and can be an explosion of flavors! Just choose your favorite produce and start chopping. Tonight I used 1/2 a zucchini, 3 celery stalks, 1/2 a mango chopped, 1 tbsp of cranberry goat’s cheese, 1/3 of an avocado, 1/3 of an apple chopped and then for dressing, no oil required! Just use white balsamic vinegar and mix with either agave nectar or maple syrup, drizzle, toss and enjoy! It’s really simple but carries a burst of flavors! Other combinations I often use include chopped zucchini, (I’m a fan :-)), strawberries, goat’s cheese, chopped dried (sulfur free) mango, celery slices, shredded carrots and dried cherries. I typically stick with the non oil based light dressing of balsamic with the agave and sometimes with fresh lime juice. You get a tart salad with a bit of sweet and a nutrient dense combination of flavors! Don’t be shy, just try anything. You will be amazed how it often just ends up tasting great!
Bon appetit! And until next time..remember, you ARE WHAT YOU EAT!