March 20, 2012

Anti-Recipe: Sunshine Salad


While my kitchen is usually my favorite place to decompress after a long day at work, there are some days I come home and the idea of stirring a pot on the stove just doesn’t appeal to me. On those kinds of days, I love to throw together an easy salad like this one…which I’m calling a Sunshine Salad because it’s so cheery and bright.

Toss together a few handfuls of salad greens (I’m loving baby kale right now) with some chick peas (drained, from a can), several sections of a navel orange, pecans and a few raisins. Basically you can adapt this recipe to your liking any which way.

Greens + citrus fruit + beans + nuts + dried fruit = Yum!

I make my own dressing in a glass jar with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spicy mustard and garlic.

The taste is wonderful, but this entire concoction is so good for you…when you eat it, your cells will have a party because of all the vitamins and nutrients it brings to ‘em. My southern beau was particularly fond of this one which, because of the beans, is quite filling.

Happy First Day of Spring friends! Hope there’s lots of sunshine wherever you happen to be.