a simple no-lettuce salad

Sometimes I get sick of eating lettuce and just want to crunch on a bowl of salad-vegetables.

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Which is how this no-lettuce salad came to be.

I’ve been making it consistently for a few weeks now and figured it was time I shared, because maybe you’ve been in the same predicament before. Or, maybe you’re trying to clean out the fridge before your vegetables go bad.

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It’s an incredibly simple salad to throw together for 1 person or for a larger group. And the dressing? Again, there really is no recipe. I’ve been all about straight lemon + oil lately. I switch up using hempseed oil and extra virgin olive oil with plenty of salt + pepper.

While the dressing sounds sort of snooze-inducing, I promise you’ll be hooked in no time at all. That is if you like lemon. It’s just so bright + fresh!

And let’s not forget, easy.

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I love non-recipe-recipes.

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A Simple No-Lettuce Salad gluten-free, vegan

  • thinly sliced radishes
  • thinly sliced cucumbers
  • julienned carrots
  • lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil, hempseed oil, avocado oil, walnut oil, etc.
  • salt + pepper
  • optional: chickpeas, pepitas or sunflower seeds

Toss vegetables with equal amounts of lemon juice and olive oil. I typically use a bit more lemon juice than oil. If you like a hint of sweetness on your salad combine the lemon juice and oil in a jar and squeeze in about 1/2 teaspoon of liquid sweetener [honey, etc.] and shake. Add whatever other vegetables you like.

If you’re looking for a more substantial dressing check these out: Garden Herb Dressing, Lemon Shallot Dressing, Hempseed Dressing

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If you’re looking for something slightly more substantial but just as easy to throw together, here is your answer:

--> chickpeas + toasted pepitas

Ta - da.

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Monday calls for simplicity. Especially after a margarita-filled weekend.