Aliciouslyvegan: A bowl of salad

Whoever claims they would never eat vegan food (I’m rolling my eyes at them here) have usually at least had this simplest-of-all vegan dishes before: a salad.

After all the hearty food we  happily ingested over the Christmas holidays and during numerous family visits, Mr A and I are now looking forward to a big bowl of fresh, juicy salad. Yes, Mr A actually likes salad and will demand big colourful creations on a regular basis should I fail to present them by myself.

We usually toss into the bowl whatever in the fridge and/ or pantry suits our fancy (or needs to be eaten) but of course we also have our favourite ingredients.

They are:

  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Kidney beans
  • Corn
  • Button mushrooms
  • Avocado
  • Dry roasted pine or pecan nuts

While Mr A enjoys a simple olive oil/ balsamic vinegar dressing, I have come to prefer a good tablespoon of tahina with fresh lemon juice and some olive oil.

We’ll usually have it with fresh bread like this rosemary-garlic focaccia (if we’re fancy. If not, we’ll run down to the stores and pick up some breadrolls there).

So simple, so fresh, so good.

What are your favourite salad ingredients?

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