The I’ve been sitting in a traffic jam for 2 hrs and I’m Starving Salad!

The I’ve been sitting in a traffic jam for 2 hrs and I’m Starving Salad!

So as you can probably ascertain from the title, San Francisco had a wee bit of traffic tonight. I was on my way back home from the South Bay (where I spent a lovely day with my BFF Dorthea) and it took an ungodly awful amount of time to get home.

By the time I arrived home I was ready to eat anything! But seeing as how I’ve been torturing myself for the last week doing a juice cleanse and having no caffeine I didn’t want to ruin all my efforts eating something that would totally derail all my hardwork.

So after a quick survey of the kitchen I immediately started throwing this salad together. It was crunchy, tangy and quite satisfying. I drenched the salad in dressing because there is no lettuce to get soggy and it is just the kind of salad that would keep well and marinate and become even more flavorful. I ate the whole thing, but if you did have leftovers it would keep well. I also think it would be delicious in a Pita bread for a sandwich on the run.

The I’m Starving Salad:

2 Heirloom tomatoes sliced thick (or regular tomatoes if you don’t have heirlooms)
2 Celery Stalks, sliced
1 1/2 Avocado, sliced
1/2 a Cucumber, sliced
1/4 of a small red onion, sliced thinly
Parmigianno Reggiano Cheese for shaving
S&P

For the dressing:
4 tsp red wine vinegar
5 tsp best quality olive oil
1 tsp grainy dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
S&P

Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Salt and pepper. Mix all dressing ingredients and stir or shake until emulsified. Dress salad shave with parmesan cheese and enjoy.

4 Comments
  • Amanda Morris
    Posted at 17:31h, 24 July Reply

    Looks delicious!

    • mj
      Posted at 03:02h, 26 July Reply

      Thanks Amanda!

  • kt
    Posted at 13:39h, 02 September Reply

    This is pretty much the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Made it twice this week so far!

  • mj
    Posted at 14:39h, 02 September Reply

    Thanks Kate. The celery really adds a nice crunch to this salad I think:-)

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