I’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with oh she glows, a plant-based recipe blog featuring vegan, soy-free and gluten-free recipes.
…I am not vegan.
I am not gluten-free, but the only soy in my house is sauce… so I might be that.
However, I am all about a salad when the day calls for a salad – and did I find one! I adapted her Big Vegan Bowl for dinner one night (adapted because I tend to fail at buying appropriate ingredients).
oh she glows’ recipe calls for greens – I give you spinach. It was on sale.
oh she glows’ recipe calls for a julienned carrot and shredded cabbage – I give you broccoli slaw. I am lazy.
oh she glows’ recipe calls for sweet potato, chickpeas, quinoa, hummus, avocado and hemp seeds!
I give you most of that – except I had sunflower seeds, the wrong quinoa and added kalamata olives. (My husband doesn’t like kalamata olives so he added sun dried tomatoes to his, which, I believe, are really only good on bread-based foods. Like pizza.)
This, however, is good.
Put it in your face.
Big Bowl of Salad
adapted from oh she glows (because, again, I’m bad at ingredients)
What I used:
- 1 container Simple Truth organic baby spinach
- 1 cup broccoli slaw (Good for you if you can find organic, or if you weren’t totally lazy and julienned a carrot.)
- 2 too ripe avocados
- 1 dollop of Simple Truth organic hummus
- 1 15 oz. can Simple Truth organic chickpeas
- 1 large organic sweet potato, cubed-ish
- 1/2 cup cooked organic quinoa
- 1/8 cup (ish) sunflower seeds (I think these might have also been “organic.”)
- kalamata olives or sun dried tomatoes, if you want
How I did it:
Just FYI, Simple Truth is the “better-for-you” brand at my local grocer. You can use whatever label you prefer.
Follow oh she glows directions exactly for the sweet potatoes and chickpeas. I used one baking sheet, though, (because lazy) and I seasoned with some Italian herbs.
After that, it’s just putting it all together.
My avocados were too ripe to “slice” so I just mushed them in with the spinach and broccoli slaw. Salad dressing? Psh. Check.
My husband and I built our own salads with this recipe, and it was delightful.
Make her other food.
I’m sure it’s good, too.
I legitimately cannot wait for summer so I can eat salads from oh she glows every day.
AND I HATE SUMMER.
slad slad slad slad slad slaaaaaaaaaaad