Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Party-of-Flavours Salad - Recipe

This is a play on a classic Greek salad, but with some way fun additions! It's super uber easy to prepare, and this is a great packed lunch to-go as well. (Plus it's so colourful and beautiful!)

Salad Base:
- a generous hunk of Feta cheese (however much you please)
- 1/4 of a cucumber, chopped
- 1/4 yellow pepper, chopped
- Palm-sized amount of red onion, chopped into small rectangles

Fun Stuff:
- your favourite (organic) nut mix from the bulk section of the grocery store (I love cashews, almonds, peanuts, brazil nuts, etc.)
- handful of organic dried mango chunks, or other various dried fruit varieties
- 3 chopped dates
- a generous drizzle of balsamic glaze (which is thicker than straight up balsamic vinegar and has a touch of sweetness) mixed with a dash or two of cumin
- kalamata pitless olives, if you wish
- 1/4 of an avocado
- a dollop of home-made tzadziki http://emilietarianism.blogspot.com/2011/03/super-easy-homemade-tzadziki.html
- a few basil leaves

For protein:
- a generous handful of rinsed chickpeas (pref. organic) mixed with a drop of olive oil, and a dash of cumin + oregano

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