April 3, 2013

TASTE: Very Berry-licios Salad

 I have never been a huge fan of salads. I'm a woman, so apparently I should love salad and rightfully gorge myself on it. As if it's some badge of honor. This is one of the huge disappointments I've found with being a member of my gender. Apparently all self-respecting women should just eat lettuce as a meal. This proves you're "taking care of yourself" or something. Ew. I am just not one of those rabbit-like salad eaters. I like protein. I like fruit. I like cheese. And throw in a little wine. So sue me. No don't. But for REAL throw in some bread and I'm a happy girl.

Here's the Deal.
I decided to create a GOOD salad. I'm gonna go ahead and tell you that this is a success story. Read on.

My delicious tasty oh-so-yummy salad consists of:
- A handful of Romaine Lettuce
- Another handful of Spinach
- 1/4 sliced avocado
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup sliced cucumbers
- 1/4 cup sliced kiwi
- A smattering of sunflower seeds
- A sprinkling of sliced almonds
- A light shower of grated Parmesan cheese
- A pinch-ful of fresh Rosemary
- Salt and Pepper to taste

Lets Dress* it up:
- 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar
- 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

*This dressing has been adapted from the Gluten-Free Goddess recipe for "Berry Dressing"

1. Combine all the "salad stuff."
2. Combine all the "dressing fixings" into a food processor. Blend until mostly smooth (it will be textured) and then toss delightfully over the delicious yummy salad. Bring on the taste.

// I canned my dressing in ball jars. Just a bit of my Southern roots coming out. And yes, that is my specialty quiche, as well. //

My friends agreed. I may or may not have made this in honor of a ladies lunch and bridge club session. I would normally feel embarrassed of what you think of me for saying that, but for some surprising reason I just don't. I'm learning to play bridge and learning to love salad. And this was a goooooooooood salad. Enjoy your taste buds again, ladies. And eat your heart out. You're welcome.


  1. Oh I am right there with you.. my salad eating habits are looking a little sad because until the invent a salad that consists of wine bread and cheese I'm not interested.. This salad however looks amazing!