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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Deliciously Green Salad

Gluten Free/Grain Free/Vegan (or not)

I first had a version of this while salad while at my mom's in FL, as she was preparing it she was telling me that she and my step-father had recently had it at a party and they loved it. That night, I understood why they loved it. It is fresh and delicious. When I returned to NM, I immediately created my own version.

 
**Feel free to use the lettuce of your liking. I am a huge fan of green leaf for its texture and sweetness. 

Here’s a bit of nutritional info for ya:
Green Leaf Lettuce is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It's also a good source of Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.


What you need:
1 small head green leaf lettuce, organic, washed, chopped
4 stalks celery, organic, washed diced
¼ cup fresh parsley, organic, chopped
5 green onion, organic, washed, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, organic, thawed
1/3 shredded or freshly grated cheese (dairy or non-dairy)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
4 Tbls Vegenaise/Mayonnaise
Salt and Pepper to taste (I recommended a good dose of pepper)

What you do:
I like to layer this salad to ensure an even mix prior to adding mayo of veggies. 
So:
In a large bowl, add a row of lettuce, row of parsley, row of walnuts, row of peas, row of green onions, repeat.
Add mayo and salt/pepper, mix well. A heavy dose of pepper is how we like it.
Place shredded cheese on top. 
ENJOY and report back.

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Yum! I'm going to make this with dinner tomorrow.

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  2. Oh! I hope you like it as much as we do!

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