12 Sep 2012

holy garlic

we bought garlic from the farmer's market on saturday... it is so intense. like, the most potent garlic on the planet. i naively used an entire clove in the dressing of my salad, i have now killed all my taste buds. learn from my mistake - be cautious with your organic garlic. start with half a clove if you've got strong stuff.


besides the garlic insanity, this salad was friggin delish. i had a great workout up at my campus gym and all i wanted to eat afterward was a big salad from my garden. i added some chickpeas for extra protein. hemp seeds would also be a nice addition. we had grilled zucchini from last night and well... that's never a bad thing to throw in. enjoy! i sat in the sun and fought with wasps to eat this.


walnut garlic salad: serves one

dressing:
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon tamari
3 tablespoons almond milk (or water)
1/2 garlic clove
1 tablespoon miso 
1 tabelspoon honey/maple syrup (or 2 dates)
1 tablespoon hummus (optional... but yum)

salad:
2-3 grilled zucchini slices
1/2 cup chickpeas
4-5 cups kale and/or rainbow chard
2 figs
3 olives

make the dressing by blending all ingredients until smooth. hopefully you like it, it might be a little thick so feel free to add more liquid. chop up the salad topping and tear up the leaves into bite-size pieces. pour on the dressing and mix into the greens, then add your toppings. yummers.

19 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy!!!

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  2. Beautiful Salad! Love the colors and the flavor profiles.

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    1. thank you so much, susan ;) glad you enjoy.

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  3. Wow, this salad looks like such a great flavor combo! Dried figs and salty olives=yum!

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    1. ;) you know what i'm talking about. thank you!

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  4. Just ate this salad for dinner. It was awesome especially because I already had basically all of the ingredients - love the dressing. Made extra to put on salads for the next couple days. Seriously recommend this!

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    1. wonderful! thanks so much for that, lindsey =)

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  5. AnonymousJuly 30, 2013

    1. your website is AWESOME (and beyond)...

    2. you sprout or do something with the chickpeas before throwing in the salad right?

    :)
    avi

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    1. 1. Thank you!

      2. I think I threw in some cooked ones, but you can sprout them if you like. Just don't eat them dried lol... that wouldn't taste too good.

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  6. This dressing is so amazing! I've made it weekly since you posted it. Today I realized I didn't have miso and decided to sub it with a tablespoon of your kale pesto and oh my god. Try it now! :)

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  7. This looks delicious, and I can't wait to try it! I was just wondering how walnuts are used in the recipe, since I noticed it's called "walnut garlic salad" but I don't see walnuts listed anywhere in the ingredients? Please enlighten thanks! :-)

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    1. Woops! I think I just sprinkled walnuts on top and in the dressing :)

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  8. Definitely trying this one out today!!
    Thank you for always sharing .... You've made my raw transition so much easy.

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  9. I made this salad tonight for dinner and I can't stop thinking about how delicious that dressing was. Like another comment, I had the ingredients available and I wish I had more now! Thank you for your website, it's bookmarked and I reference it often for ideas.

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  10. I just want to say hello and let you know how much I've been enjoying your site! I had surgery on my eye this week so I've been basically doing nothing but reading your blig for the past couple days. LOVE the animation in your writing, the gorgeous photos, and I've already tried a couple recipes which turned out amazzziiiiiing (greatest chocolate shake and strawberry blueberry banana ice cream cake)!!!! So I've been feeling this strong pull from the universe to go vegan (TOTALLY out of my character, my fave foods are Mexican and pizza), and since trying a few raw recipies (and feeling my body sing to me with gratitude) I'm now considering going RAW vegan. Actually, I'm more than considering it....I'm finding myself DOING it..making your recipes...buying organic.....I even tried eating some pizza for Mothers Day and it just didn't taste the same.
    Anyways, sorry for rambling on!:) I do have a couple questions. I know you've said you feel great as a vegan, but do you take B12 supplements? Or do you feel your diet gives you enough of everything you need? Sorry, I havent done much research on this, so I suppose I could just get on Google, but I feel like I "know" you after reading your posts and I trust your opinion!
    Also, (sorry) one more request...at some point could you post some tips on how to save $$ at the grocery store while buying all whole and organic foods? Farmers markets are not always available here so Im mostly shopping at specialty shops... thanks sooooo much for all that you do!!!!;)

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  11. @NidaMarie - thank you so much! I take a B complex supplement (which includes B12) every couple weeks and I recommend you do the same :) I am planning on making a "how to save money on a vegan diet" video soon so stay tuned!

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  12. Absolutely love it. I used coconut roasted almonds instead of chickpeas, and grilled the zucchini in coconut oil and it turned out amazing!!!!!

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  13. Absolutely love it. I used coconut roasted almonds instead of chickpeas, and grilled the zucchini in coconut oil and it turned out amazing!!!!!

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