I've really been craving fresh salads lately. These two were really pretty similar, but featured some strong flavors which set them apart. I loved both of them!
The salad above includes arugula, half an avocado, a couple of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, some of my ume radish pickles, a tangle of broccoli sprouts and Annie's Goddess Dressing. The combination of the smooth, creamy avocado, the acidic tomato and piquant, salty pickles was satisfying.
This bowlful began again with arugula, avocado and ume pickles, but the overall effect was more mild without the sundried tomatoes, and with the addition of pine nuts and a jazzed-up version of the dressing which was actually mellower than the goddess straight out of the bottle. For the dressing, I mixed a tablespoon of Goddess, a tablespoon of vegenaise and a couple of squirts of Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
I know a couple of photos of salads are not very original or exciting, but, while I'm still settling in, recovering from vacation, that's all I've got. Look forward to some more creative offerings soon!