Sometimes I get sick of eating lettuce and just want to crunch on a bowl of salad-vegetables.
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.
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.
I love non-recipe-recipes.
A Simple No-Lettuce Salad
- 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 something slightly more substantial but just as easy to throw together, here is your answer:
--> chickpeas + toasted pepitas
Ta - da.
Monday calls for simplicity. Especially after a margarita-filled weekend.