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Monday, August 19, 2013

Salad : Always Healthy

Dear Women of the House!!

Surely vegetable salad is always healthy...or is it?

A lot of people are becoming health conscious already. They prefer to prepare their own food to make sure they are eating just healthy foods.

Vegetable Salads are generally easy to make, plus it is very healthy. Most are made from vegetables and fruits. It could be topped with a dressing or just seasoned to taste. It may also be an appetizer for your main meal.

Green or garden salads are mostly made out of green leafy vegetables like lettuce, cucumbers and cabbages. It may also be topped with mushrooms, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, avocado, and radishes. You could make your own vinaigrette dressing or just buy ready-made in bottles.

This salad is fun to make, fun to look at and fun to eat! That is why I call it “Happy Salad”. The hint of onion flavor in the dressing makes it rich and tasty. It can add a little brightness to your day!

8 packed cups spinach, cleaned
10 medium strawberries, sliced
1-2 kiwis, peeled and cut in quarter moons
½ cup almonds, sliced and toasted

1/2 cup agave syrup or honey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon onion pulp
1 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Take half of a peeled onion and rub down the side of a grater. This will make your onion pulp. Blend dressing ingredients (except oil). Turn blender on high and add oil slowly. Cover and chill. Place spinach in bowl and top with strawberries, kiwi and almonds. Toss dressing on to taste. Starting with less and add more if you like. If you have edible flowers they can be a nice addition. When it comes to eating healthy, the first food that many people think of fresh salad on the go.

Serves: 6
Total cooking time: 20 minutes