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My obsession with green food and salads have grown over the last few months since I commenced my fitness challenge. I’ve discovered there are so many different kinds of healthy vegetables, herbs and fruits out there that you can combine in a lot of ways for health and fitness.
These foods aren’t tasteless or boring either if you get a little creative. You can add wheat, quinoa, beans, or salmon, chicken and other meats to the salads to turn it into a proper meal. Personally, I prefer my salads without meat.
This week, I decided to experiment with only green ingredients and see what the taste buds have to say afterwards. I used 4 ingredients; full of vitamins and nutrients:
- Baby Spinach – 1 packet.
- Cucumber – 1, cubed.
- Argula (rocket leaves) – 1 packet
- Cilantro – 1 bunch, finely chopped.
I eyeballed the quantities. I’m usually cooking for only myself so I used very small quantities in order not to waste food.
Lime Cilantro Dressing
Don’t know what my deal with cilantro is but I add it to everything nowadays. For this dressing, I used a recipe from YouTube with a few modifications. I added fresh ginger, a dash of sesame oil and I blended the dressing with the peppers as I like spicy food. It turned out about ½ a cup of rich green dressing. I used some for the salad and used the rest to marinate salmon the next day.
Below is a picture of the final salad before and after I’d tossed it with the dressing. It tasted so good. I also added some pine nuts into it on day 2 and sesame seeds on day 3 for a change in taste.
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