As much as I love to eat sweets, nothing satisfies me more than a bomb salad! Not a wimpy salad though. I like a salad that touches as many food groups as possible. Growing up, my Ma’s salad would consist of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, boiled eggs and cheese. I remember always opting out of the egg portion when I was younger. I remember being confused as to why someone would want to add something like that to a fresh salad? As time passed, I grew to love eggs in my salad immensely.
Salads have always been a big part of my daily routine so I had to come up with a quick, easy to make version that I wouldn’t grow tired of easily. This is probably one of the best salads I ever made. Plus I make my own dressing as much as possible. See my easy Sweet Mustard Dressing recipe down below as well:
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- Lettuce Mix, I am currently hooked on Butter Lettuce and Farmers Blend for the base of my salad
- Green Beans
- Red Onions
- Sprouted Beans
- Black Pepper Grinder
- Italian Season Blend (Garlic, Basil, Onion,etc.)
- Olive Oil
- Focaccia Bites (Or any light, air baked style cracker)
- Gildens Spicy Brown Mustard
- Brown Sugar
- Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
Take two handfuls of freshly washed lettuce mix, put it in a bowl. Dice the green beans and mince the red onions, add to bowl. Sprinkle sprouted beans on top. I prefer a good fist full of these, it makes the salad really hearty. Grind black pepper on top and lightly season with Italian Seasoning.
Now for the dressing…
Take a mason jar, add the mustard, brown sugar, olive oil and a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar if you prefer a little extra bite. If you have a sensitivity or histamine intolerance to ACV, you can add a splash of water however, neither are necessary to make the dressing. I don’t have any measurements other than make it a dressing consistency. If you love mustard, add more. If you hate brown sugar, only add a pinch. Trust me, this dressing is pretty foolproof.
Put the top tightly on the mason jar, shake it and pour it on top of your salad. Add a scoop of hummus to the bowl (I like to add a spoon of olive oil to my hummus). A few crackers and you are ready to dig in! Trust me this salad is so good! If you give it a try, please drop me a comment below and let me know what you think. If you add anything to it, do share!
What is your favorite salad? What is an unexpected ingredient that you add to take it to the next level? Any new ideas are always welcome!
All the best,