The story of this crunchy and yummy salad came from Nathan's Pre-Algebra class. He has to find a recipe that has at least 10 ingredients with at least 5 fractions for his project. He picked this recipe from CLEAN BOOK without thinking what the ingredients are and if he would like it or not????
So I made this Lentil Salad for our dinner last night. Below is the photo of the salad after I mixed all the ingredients. Does it look amazing??? I still can't believe that my family ate raw salad (they usually don't), I didn't even have leftovers for my lunch today!
This salad is super easy to make. The most important part is the salad dressing which contains olive oil, cumin, turmeric, freshly grated ginger, crushed garlic, lime juice, and sea salt. Put all the ingredients together in a glass jar with lid and shake vigorously. The recipe called for dried green lentils which you have to cook them until they are tender, zucchini, cucumber, carrots, pineapple (all diced), chopped cilantro and scallions. I used shredded carrots as I like to be easy and omitted the pineapple because I didn't have it. Then, I mixed the lentils, all the vegetables and the dressing together.
And....Voila! The delicious Lentil Salad...served on top of the greens!!!
I'm soooooo sad:( ....... to tell you that I burnt my pumpkin seeds last night. I had to throw them all away but I won't give up, I'll try to roast them again very soon. I just need to set a timer next time!!!!
We usually go out to dinner on Saturdays because it's my day to work and I don't feel like cooking. Last Saturday night, we went to Open Sesame Mediterranean Grill in Manhattan Beach. I had these tasty Falafel patties served with hummus, fattoush, tomato, lettuce, wild cucumber pickles, tahini sauce and pita. I noticed that the menu indicates which dishes are for Vegetarian or Vegan or Raw. There are so many Vegan choices that I would like to go back and try. Can't wait!!!
I'd like to keep you posted about my Sushi experiment every Friday night, lol:). I hope you don't think I'm weird to come up with the above pics. YES, I had Veggie Sushi Bowl for dinner last Friday night!!!! I first started with the idea of making Sushi rice, I wet my hands with water, take about 2 tablespoons of the rice in one hand and mold into a rectangular cylinder shape. Put a tiny bit of wasabi on top and cover with a piece of avocado. Later, I got lazy so I put all the veggies on top of a bowl of sushi rice. Does it sound easy to you??? Hope you'll give this a try, ha ha!!!