I love cooking with color! The idea of fueling my body with a variety of vegetables that have a variety of nutrients gets me so excited! Not only do I love hydrating my cells with vegetables, but I love the concept of keeping my body strong from the inside out. One of my favorite ways to make a salad (or any dish for that matter) is to tap into my inner artist and use color for inspiration! There are no real rules or directions with a Rainbow Salad, but all you get to do is make a rainbow by using as many colored vegetables that you have in your fridge.
In this salad, I used mixed greens, red cabbage, red peppers, a shredded golden beet and shredded carrots. Shredding the beets and carrots helps to bring out the sweetness in the vegetables and also adds a softer texture to the salad when there is already some crunch thanks to the cabbage and red peppers.
Garden Dressing (my measurements are not exact since I use my intuition to create).
In a blender I combined:
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 tsp mustard seed (seedy mustard would also work!)
- 2 pinches of dried thyme
- 2 pinches of dried basil
- few celery seeds
What are your favorite recipes that use a lot of color? Share below!