Monday, July 2, 2012

Broccoli Salad + Mock Chicken Salad

For anyone needing a quick lunch or dinner idea who has an Earth Fare store close to them, try checking out Earth Fair's mock chicken salad at the fresh food case. This thing is super good. It's also super vegan, but, would any carnivore shun this dish after trying it...? It's highly doubtful! This is also a great easy go-to if you're new to veganism and need a little moral support from a ready-made meal that delivers wonderful deliciousness. 
Now, on to the broccoli salad...

Salad is always a good choice, especially in the summer. However, vinaigrette dressing recipes tend to be heavy on the oil- this dressing recipe is therefore relatively reduced in fat, tastes fresh, and still boasts a great flavor.

Broccoli and Tomato Salad with Red Onions and Herb Vinaigrette

Salad ingredients:
1 c sliced broccoli
1 c sliced tomatoes
1/8 c (guesstimated) sliced red onion
1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
1/2 c loosely packed fresh basil, chiffonade

Dressing ingredients:
2 tblsp balsamic vinegar
1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, grated or minced
1/8 tsp salt
black pepper, to taste 

Mix the salad ingredients together in a bowl. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Toss the salad in the dressing to coat. Done!

To boost the flavor, make this an hour or two in advance and stick it in the fridge until ready to serve.