Holy Moly summer weather, it is too hot to turn the oven on. What do you do when you are starving, but don’t want to cook a big meal?? I say, “salad me up.” What a way to get a nutritious and filling meal. Yes!! The salad is the whole meal. Salad is a delicious mix of all vegetables to your fancy, you can add fruits too — like mangos, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries… (Dang, I should have added one of these tonight)
I heard once that a colorful meal feeds your soul as well as your brain, muscles, and nervous system. Creating a rainbow in a bowl is just what Dr. Chef recommends.
I started with couscous, as it boiled over a low flame I prepped the veggies. I don’t like my lettuce in huge pieces so I cut it into bite size, then I chop fresh basil. Next I pull bell peppers form the fridge–red and green, a good source of vitamin C. I cut broccoli to bite size and soak it in water, always wash your veggies thoroughly. Minced garlic adds some spice along with diced carrots and red onion. What else can I fit in there?? Oh, a nice ripe avocado for a topper will be nice and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds adds a little crunch. Sun-dried tomatoes and fresh, mixed-color roma tomatoes for something yellow, red and purple. I love those little, colored tomatoes — they are so tasty, juicy, and pop in your mouth.
After mixing it all together I have more than enough. Leftover’s for lunch tomorrow, maybe add some chic peas to it!!
I layered the salad, avocado, nuts, a little lemon juice, a touch of honey mustard, and top it with the couscous. I couldn’t eat it fast enough. However don’t eat too fast, it will upset your tummy. For the drinkers out there a nice glass of red, dry wine goes well with this type of salad. MMMMMMM, stay cool and get full