Wednesday, January 30, 2013

green salad + cilantro lime vinaigrette

i should be going to bed, but i'm not doing it.
my head feels clear. i've really been liking kiwi lately.

i made this green salad and totally ran with the theme. GREEN.
green things that i love include avocado. kiwi. pistachios. cilantro. lime. lettuces.
these things are better for my skin and bones than cookies.

aw but i love cookies.
shut up.

green is good. i need green. green balances out cookies. green doesn't make me sugar crash.

this salad is simple but oddly exciting. maybe it's the color theme. definitely the color theme.
the cilantro lime vinaigrette wakes everything up.
and kiwi is really just the most magnificent, all those crunchy pretty seeds.
i am proud to call this lunch.

if someone asked me to describe my writing style, would schizophrenic be an appropriate answer?
probably yes.

Green Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

fresh lettuces
1 kiwi, skin removed and sliced thin
avocado, sliced
pistachio nuts, toasted

juice of 2-3 limes (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp honey
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4-1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

to make vinaigrette: combine lime juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, and honey in the bowl of a food processor or blender. blend until ingredients are completely combined. with the blade running, add in the oil in a steady stream. then add the cilantro and pulse a few more times until its broken down and all combined. taste and adjust to your liking. 

assemble all components of salad in a bowl and toss with dressing. yum greenz. 

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