Salad Week: the Warm Market Fresh Salad
I thought i would start off salad week a little early (sunday), just because i had to cook some food today and for once i didn’t forget my SD card in the office. So everything was right there in front of my eyes.
I’ve already explained my beef with how salad is perceived by people, usually as an appetizers or as something so healthy that you can smother with lots of unhealthy sauces and still not feel guilty.
I wanted to prove a point by going to a market (Legaspi), very hungry, with the sole purposes to buying ingredients for a salad. Now,, you may think “ok i don’t care about that detail”. Well, to be honest, when you are really hungry the last thing you want to buy is leaves and vegetables, full knowing that you have barbecue pits, cheesecakes and whole roast pigs staring right back at you.
So here is what i ended up buying: wild arugula, wild blueberries, sweet potatoes, sweet white corn, radishes, canadian back bacon. curry ciabatta and baby carrots.
Now on to my second point. Food is not complicated. I tossed the arugula (2 handfuls) and wild blueberries (4 tbsp) with some olive oil (2tbsp) and balasamic (1tbsp), salt and pepper. Mixed the whole thing.
Seared my grated white corn (from 1 cob), 1 peeled and sliced sweet potato, and 4 cleaned bay carrots with some salt and pepper and a squirt of lemon juice. Until cooked
Fried my back bacon in an awesome cast iron pan (the only way how). And then plated the whole thing together on a bed of sliced avocadoes (2pcs)
There, 3 points proven.
1. Salad can be a meal.
2. Simple is healthy.
3. Sometimes you just have to listen to the ingredients.
Expect more salad posts this week!!!