2 Sep 2012

garden herb salad

i beg you, grow your own tomatoes. they're pretty easy as long as you don't over water them... and they taste HEAVENLY. really... they should be golden with holiness, not red. i've been eating them like candy. some of ours are cherry tomatoes and some are larger. either way - ridiculous.

today i made a salad with rainbow chard, oregano, basil, and tomatoes from the garden. i also added some bell pepper, dried figs, avocado, and leftover gardein. the dressing is sooo good. it has mustard, miso, walnuts, garlic and fresh basil in it. sweet basil is probably my favourite herb. i left whole leaves of oregano and basil with the rainbow chard greens too, i think it's lovely when you get a bite and suddenly it's a herb-filled explosion of flavour!


garden herb salad with tomatoes: serves one

salad:
4-5 cups rainbow chard (or your fave greens)
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
1 bell pepper
1/4 avocado
handful basil leaves
handful oregano leaves
2-3 dried figs/dates

dressing:
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon miso 
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 dates
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 
handful of walnuts (around 1/4 cup)
handful basil leaves
water, as needed

chop up the greens, tomatoes, pepper, avocado and figs. set aside. to make the dressing, blend all the ingredients together, adding as much water as needed. pour the dressing onto the greens and mix in. top it off with the remaining goodies and enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. This dressing sounds amazing!
    what type of miso did you use?

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    1. thanks very much! i get different kinds, but i think yesterday it was a red miso.

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  2. I ate this salad today for lunch and it was very good! Thanx!

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  3. Do you use yellow mustard? I thought you had for some reason, maybe from other recipe where you used a variation of this dressing..it tasted awesome! But do you use Dijon or brown?

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    1. i like all kinds =) dijon is my fave so i probably used it in this recipe. i suppose you should just use your favourite kind as well!

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  4. this salad is so ah-mazing!! First time using miso too, it was soo good! It's so great to have such delicious meals that are so nourishing at the same time!! You make it so easy to stay healthy thanks!!

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  6. quick question I'm not english, is Miso liquid or are they spices?

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    1. It's fermented soy beans in paste form - it adds a salty aspect to the sauce. If you can't find it just add some salt :)

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  7. your recipes are not 100% raw

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    1. You are correct. I do not eat 100% raw nor do I ever claim to have a blog that is 100% raw. I am open to all kinds of diets and believe people should eat what makes them feel best; for most of us, that is not an entirely raw diet. :)

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  8. Another fantastic salad recipe! Thank you!! it is delicious!!! Love the mustard and nutritional yeast mix! enjoying it right now.... :)

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  9. This recipe was so delicious! What a great dressing that tied it all together:) Thanks so much for sharing your amazing food art!

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