September 29, 2011
weirdsaladblue

i've been mastering the art of the dressingless salad, guys.

just to warn you: things can get kinda weird without dressing. hope you're okay with that. i'm okay. i've become okay with a pretty motley blend of flavors. i never thought i'd have warm zucchini and a cold hard boiled egg on the same fork, but it actually works for me. here's the key:

1. top your normal salad base with sautéed veggies. hot and cold together in the same bite! it's revolutionary. i've been doing zucchini, yellow summer squash, carrots, onion, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. and make sure you use plenty of olive oil and garlic.
2. or eat your salad with a side of guacamole. having a bite of guac with every bite of leafy greens makes salad a lot more fun. and even better for your body! yay for good fats.

then i will toss in slices of chicken, shredded roast beef, a hard boiled egg, whatever kind of protein i have on hand. as long as you cram in the flavor (hello, garlic) you won't even miss the dressing! i used to be the one who, when finished with a salad, would have soggy lettuce scraps swimming in a pool of leftover dressing in my bowl. if you are a dressing-glutton like me, you should try this.

11 comments:

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Mmm...that sounds SO yummy.

Whitney Lane said...

a "dressing glutton like me" ... I confess. :) this is a great idea!

sara said...

mmm! once you've loaded up a salad with all the toppings and deliciousness you hardly miss the dressing!

i just landed on your blog and already love it...
i'm your newest follower!

Laura Railing said...

oooh.. I can totally see adding flavor in the form of a really good grill seasoning or something to the meat.. Mmm.. Also Johnny's seasoning salt.. Amazing!! I've heard you can order it cheaper online than you can buy it in the stores for here. Soo good!! mmm!

Renee said...

totally in love with olive oil and apple cider vinegar on my salads now!! and lots of seeds or nuts...sunflower and almonds with feta cheese! oh yum! i could eat a salad like that every meal!! "dressingless" is the new "dressing"!!

Becca said...

such a great idea!
dressing isn't my favorite anyway, but sometimes a salad seems so boring without something special on top.

abbypauna said...

yummo that sounds and looks amazing

thisvalleylife.com said...

this salad looks so yummy! amazingly enough i prefer my salads dressing-less and instead sprinkling a little cheese over the top.

Hannah said...

Summer, this looks AMAZING. I want to try it!

Anonymous said...

Whats the point of no dressing if your just adding olive oil.......oils 100% fat and the most calorie dense food on the planet......

summer said...

@Anonymous The point of no dressing (for me) is that I don't have to do the work of making a dressing, and I like the combo of hot sautéed veggies over cold greens. I WANT all the healthy fat and calories from the olive oil :)

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