Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eat your veggies!

I've never liked raw vegetables of any kind. In fact up until recently I didn't like cooked vegetables either...unless it was slathered in cheese and butter in a casserole (I'm a southern girl!). But I came across this recipe in Candace Cameron's book I was reading a few weeks ago and she said it was one of her favorites, so I gave it a try this week. It is GOOD! It is super easy to make (and doesn't require a stove or oven!) and it is very healthy.

So, I thought I'd share...

Chopped Veggie Salad
head of broccoli
head of cauliflower
a few handfuls of baby spinach
yellow bell pepper
2 ears of corn (raw from the cob)
2 hard boiled eggs

Chop everything (raw) into bite-sized pieces (smaller than in the picture above) and mix, adding pepper to taste. That's it!

Once it was plated we used our Misto (which we love by the way!) to spray a little olive oil on top. The avocado is key - it adds its own oil, so you don't need to add much, if any, olive oil. And you don't need to add salt because of the ham and salami. The flavors all work together nicely in this dish - it really is delicious!

I also think it's important to note that you should try to use fresh, in-season local produce if possible. Everything but the spinach and meat came from our farmer's market, and I really think it made a difference.



Fran Pierce said...[Reply to comment]

Wow...this is incredible, coming from a non-veggie-eating girl!
Looks yummy!

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