So I have to be honest, I am extremely picky about my salads; mostly because 9 out of 10 times, restaurants will give you half a pound of lettuce, sprinkle it sparingly with toppings, and call it a salad. It turns people off from the healthy alternative, and you’re left paying an arm and a leg for a bed of lettuce will never actually satisfy you nor fill you up.
Instead, I would much rather build my salads from the ground up with substance. On a sweltering hot day such as today, all I could think about eating was cold, fresh fruits and veggies.
So I bought a bunch of raw fruits and veggies that I love and dreamt up a lettuce-less salad to make at home.
My base was green beans – which I know sounds weird, but I love raw green beans. They’re crunchy, delicious and a alternative green base to your salad.
I topped it with chopped baby carrots, raw sweet corn, avocado, red peppers, cucumbers, scallions and sliced cherry tomatoes. To keep it as clean as possible, I made some guacamole as a “dressing.” A little lime and black pepper and voila!