A salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of food, which may be mixed with a sauce or salad dressing// Wikipedia
It´s also a beautiful way to serve plants. I some times say that raw food is a million opportunities to make a random salad look and taste amazing.
I love to roll mine up in rice paper och nori sheets, makes great finger food. I call the rice paper rolls for “condom of flowers”.
Zuccini blossoms, shredded carrots, dijon mustard and avocado is a super yumy combo and a bit different than the regular asian once. Mix it up.
Or to serve it straight in a beautiful leaf of lettuce, chard, chiccoria or kale. Just put the filling in the leafy part.
Use sprouts, roots, fruits, meat, bird, beans, pasta, pizza, cheese or what ever you desire. Get touchy feely with your food, there are napkins you know.
Pimp with dressings, sauces or use funny little sauce cups to dip in. Or another favorit is to spray the dressing lightly with a mini water spray on to what your serving.
My favorite dressing is just lemon juice, salt and oliv oil. Massage it on your kale add some blueberries, pecans and creamy goats cheese.
Another sauce or more like a syrup is my date syrup, fresh berries ( black currants ) and some lemon juice. Pairs together beautifuly with mozzarella and basil.
If I´m making a speacial dinner I just put the ingredients on the table and then on a wooden board. On the table goes whole pieces of peaches, tomatoes on the wine, oliv branches, cedro lemons and just about everything you also have on the board cut up for eating.
Plant lovers can have thier fun while still sharing with the meat lovers. Make the salad the center piece and add/make the extra bits around it.
Then we can share everything and eat with our hands to good wine and music. These nights are epic and I call them Kitchen Sauvage.
Let the pictures inspire you more than my words. Make up your own combos.
And if all you use is lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber made with an open mind it can turn out pretty damn good as long as you want to.