A powerhouse of nutrients, beaming with colour – this appetizing salad is what I treated myself to today. I needed a ‘pick-me-up’, and wanted art in my plate, so this is was what I composed. Garnish with raw sesame seeds or hemp seeds. Buy organic whenever possible.
Makes 1 large portion or 2 side plate portions
2 slices sweet cantaloupe melon, chopped into squares
1 spring onion (scallion/green onion), chopped (mine was rather fat)
3 inches cucumber, semi-peeled & chopped
½ medium sized red bell pepper, cut up into small/medium squares
3 or 4 leaves iceberg lettuce, cut into slices
1 plum tomato, cut into pieces (I mixed mine with the red pepper, same colour)
½ banana, chopped
a handful of green grapes
3 figs, cut into wedges (heaven)
3 slices of my white mature homemade cheese (due to be available online soon)
a handful of roasted peanuts (yes a little naughty, but suit yourself)
a handful of walnuts
1 Tbsp hemp seeds
Arrange on a plate as per picture, and drizzle on the dressing – garnish with hempseeds and enjoy ! I suggest you drink cold water with it, so as not to dilute the wonderful taste of the ingredients (also helps cleanse the system).
The BALSAMIC DRESSING is made in a jar :
1 tsp either molasses or agave nectar
¼ tsp English Mustard (this is hot)
½ tsp any other mustard of your choice
¼ cup (60 mL) oil of your choice (we used sunflower omega)
2 Tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar – add more or less to suit your needs
Add all the ingredients into your jar, shake until thick, and pour onto your salad.
All recipes and content © Miriam Sorrell www.mouthwateringvegan.com 2010