In what constitutes a minor miracle—considering how insanely busy life has been lately—I have eaten a salad every day in May so far. And none of those “cheater” salads, either. (You know the ones: bread salad, egg salad, any salad featuring Cool Whip…) I’m talking real salads, made with actual vegetables. Although last night was a close call—at ten o’clock I realized I hadn’t touched a salad all day, so I scarfed down some torn-up romaine and a cucumber stick.
I confess I haven’t done the best job of branching out, either—most days I’ve been lucky to eat plain lettuce with vinaigrette—but I have discovered one new favorite: mixed greens with brie, grapes, toasted walnuts, and honey mustard dressing. (Pictured at the top of this post, and inspired by the Grapes and Greens salad in Janet Keeler’s article here.)
In fact, it was so tasty I made it for my mom for her Mother’s Day dinner (along with grilled fresh asparagus from the farmer’s market and veggie kabobs with Vidalia onions), and it was definitely a hit. The other benefit: I felt completely virtuous eating as much Brie as I wanted, because, hey—it was in a salad!
Now here’s the catch: I’ve got 16 more days in May and I’m fresh out of ideas. So I’d love to know, what’s YOUR favorite salad? Tell me about it in a comment, and I’ll do my best to catapult it to veggie fame. (Okay, actually, I’ll probably just write a post on it that maybe seven people will read, but I’m sure it’ll make them (and me) really, really happy!)