tricolore salad w/ginger soy dressing.

i’m pretty sure there are more than three colors in this salad, but i love that fancy word for my tricked out lunch!

tricolore salad: three-colored salad.  aka: basically the most powerful superfood ingredients you can possibly eat, all in a bowl, hanging out together in harmony.  toss with a tangy dressing, and you have a party.

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what’s in there?  i can’t rememer ~ i had this yesterday for lunch.  i’ll have the leftovers today.  i think there’s kale, red cabbage, green onions, broccoli slaw, sugar snap peas, asparagus, and red peppers.  avocados were added later.

side note: if you buy kale that’s already chopped and in a bag, it will make you burp.  a lot.  you heard it here first.  get the fresh, un-bagged stuff.

the key is to buy tons of your favorite veggies, cut them up and put them in a container with a lid, and dish them out throughout the week, when you need a healthy snack, side dish, or even main meal.  all of these veggies were in my fridge, just waiting to be used.  done!

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and now for the most yummy dressing EVER.

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ginger soy dressing

  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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throw the following ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger (ginger can be frozen in 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or cashew butter
  • Juice of a lime
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (tamari if you’re gluten free)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • cilantro or basil (or both!)
  • 1 tablespoon thai red chili paste, or gochujang (korean chili paste)
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water

adjust all ingredients to taste.  if you want to make more dressing, add more olive oil, peanut butter and soy sauce.  you may not normally have these ingredients in your pantry, but they all last a long time.  once you buy them, you can use them for dressings, homemade stir fry, cold sesame noodles, and more.  

do i say the word yummy a lot?  sorry.  gotta think of another term…

the yummy (aaagh!) end product ~

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top with sliced avocado, toasted sesame seeds and/or chia seeds, and enjoy.  this salad would also be amazing with grilled salmon on top, or tuna, or chicken.  or just chopped cashews!  but i really loved it with the avocados yesterday.  such a beautiful spring dish!

 

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