Monday, March 5, 2012

Asian Inspired No Recipe Salad

Got five minutes? That's all this bit of deliciousness will take you to whip up. I love salad, I think it may be my favorite food. As in, if I were stuck on a deserted island, it may just be my food of choice. It's so versatile. My current salad kick was born out of a desire to make a salad that I didn't feel needed tomatoes. The tomatoes here are horrid right now. At the beginning of each week I chop, then wash a bunch of romaine hearts. I spin them dry and store them in a ziploc. Then, at lunch during the week it only takes a few minutes to throw a salad together. I have actually declined lunch invitations to eat salad at home. Not to toot my own horn or anything, well okay, just this once...I have been told I make the best salads by quite a few people.

Here it is.
Five Minute Asian Inspired  No Recipe Salad

Stuff you will need:
  • A bowl. The size will depend on how much salad you want to eat.
  • Chopped Romaine. The first important part to a good salad is healthy lettuce cut into bite sized pieces. BITE SIZED. Think about that.
  • Some chopped, not peeled, English cucumbers.
  • One or two chopped scallions. White and green parts.
  • Some shredded carrot.
  • Some toasted, sliced almonds and sesame seeds. Just toast them in a pan on your stove. Takes 3 minutes!
                                                   Raw                      Toasted 
You need to have smellervision because these toasted nuts smell AMAZING! Finally put all your ingredients into the bowl and toss the salad with your favorite Asian dressing. I used Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame. It is not the healthiest, but it is really good. Besides, I don't have a good homemade Asian dressing recipe and I'm too lazy to make my own for lunch.
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2 comments:

Cristy @ menemini said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm glad you did, I am enjoying reading about your salads - and there is nothing wrong with iceberg lettuce!. So crunchy, fresh and bursting w/juicyness-nothing compares. I love all greens!

Sue said...

Hi Lil, You are so right about roasting the nuts...so much better and the aroma is fantastic! My husband also makes fantastic salads! I love to throw in all the leftovers:)