Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Favourite Paleo Salad

Today's post is a recipe. This salad tends to be a favourite of mine, as we often make it while on vacation. That's because it's super easy to make and it's inexpensive. 

Salad is NOT just lettuce. Anyone who thinks that salad is rabbit food is just crazy... or perhaps I'm half rabbit... if rabbits ate garlic and avocado. 

Avocados are full of healthy oils- great for your skin too! And garlic is totally antimicrobial - a lifesaver when colds and flus are still going around.

I also love the difference in textures: the mixture of crisp Asian pear with the mushier ripe avocado. Sometimes a bowl of raw veggies just doesn't cut it. Especially when some restaurants drench your salad in disgusting canola or soy-based dressings with all of their sneaky milk ingredients, sugar and preservatives. 

The great part is that if you want it as a meal, just add some chopped grilled chicken or salmon.

What you need for 2 servings:

1 bunch of Red leaf lettuce, washed and chopped
1 avocado, scooped out of the rind and "chopped"
1 Asian pear, peeled and chopped
2-3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 lemon
few globs of olive oil
about 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
salt and pepper

Toss everything together and enjoy. Oh! you could also add a small handful of sunflower seeds or hemp seeds for some extra protein, which would make it even better! And if you're really more partial to sweeter dressings, you can add a small drizzle of honey.

That's all for today fox friends. Happy Wednesday!