Recipe: Big Bowl of Salad

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.


This bucket of ribs.

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.)

Big Salad Bowl

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.

Eat it.


It’s delicious.

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.


She has a cookbook.


slad slad slad slad slad slaaaaaaaaaaad


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