A very big salad

Continuing on the theme of getting caught up on our veggie intake after a week full of gluttony, tonight's dinner was a very big salad.  A big pile of veggies, a little asian dressing, some crispy noodles and a bit of protein - and we had a very satisfying dinner.
The salad:
  • salad greens - I used a pre-washed organic mixed baby greens
  • zucchini - sliced thin with a vegetable peeler
  • carrots - shredded
  • green onions
  • red cabbage - sliced thin
  • tomatoes
  • pomegranate seeds
The dressing:
  • sesame oil
  • canola oil
  • ginger
  • garlic salt
  • soy sauce
  • fish sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • lime juice
  • furikake (a japanese seasoning that contains seaweed, sesame seeds, soy, salt, sugar)
I didn't really pay attention to the exact quantites of the dressing.  The ratio was probably about 1/3 oils to 2/3 other sauces/acids, and probably roughly about the same amount of each of the sauces.  I just basically start adding things and keep tasting until I think it tastes good.

I tossed the salad and dressing together, and then put it on top of a bed of crispy noodles (Mai Fun rice sticks, fried very quickly in hot oil).  Jim's salad got some diced grilled chicken on top, I skipped the chicken and went for garbanzo beans instead.
It was really good!  I especially like the addition of the pomegranate seeds - I've never put them in salad before, but this was the kind of salad where I just go through the fridge and see what I can throw in.  Those kind usually turn out the best.

I also had a couple of leftover egg rolls that I had made weeks ago and put in the freezer, I cooked them in the toaster oven and they made a great addition to the salad.   Ok, so it may not have ended up as the lowest calorie salad ever, but it definitely got a lot of veggies in us, even if it did have a little bit of fried stuff too.

It's also worth noting that all the pictures for this post were taken with my new iPhone!  How cool is that?!  I think they might even be better pictures than some of the earlier ones taken with my DSLR. 

Lisa Marsh

Mom to two sets of twins.

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