Tonight for dinner I made salad and it was all my husband’s idea. Yes my meat loving husband wanted salad for dinner, my eyes light up when I heard this. We are going skiing in a few weeks so he has been exercising and eating lighter dinners to gear up for it.
Needless to say I was more than happy to make a salad tonight. Everybody knows I love eating salads, I eat them all the time. I enjoy eating simple salads with only a few ingredients, but sometimes more is better. Especially when I’m trying to impress my husband with my delicious raw food creations.
The key to a good salad is mixing up different textures and flavors. My salad tonight started out like any other, with a large bowl of mixed greens as the base.
To that I added an assortment of vegetables.
This is the important part; the vegetables need to be all cut differently so you get a variety of textures with every bite. I cut the tomatoes in half, the cucumbers on a diagonal,the radishes with a vegetable peeler, the snap peas in julienne strips and the cauliflower in small pieces.
All mixed together
Now for the Vegan cultured coconut milk dressing
This dressing is really creamy and tangy, almost like a buttermilk dressing but without the dairy. It’s hard to believe it’s vegan and It’s all because of this baby.
Yesterday while I was at Whole Foods I picked up some cultured coconut milk. I’m pretty sure it’s a new product, because that was the first time I saw it and I’m at Whole Foods everyday. Yes I’m one of those people who shops there everyday. Anyway here is the dressing recipe.
Vegan Cultured Coconut Dressing
1/2 Cup pine nuts
1/4 Cup So Delicious plain cultured coconut milk
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 Garlic clove, crushed
Sea salt to taste
1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
Blend everything in blender. I used a Vitamix and it blended up very smoothly, you may need to add more water if you are using a regular blender.
Every bite was delicious, and I’m not just saying that because I made it. My husband said it was really good too, and he never says that about salads. Try this you will love it.