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.