Is it weird to crave something healthy? I have the most obnoxious craving for freshly pressed carrot and ginger juice. I know, right? Not exactly what most people’s food fantasies include. I don’t have a juicer, sadly, so I’ll have to either hunt it down either in a health food store or some overpriced juice bar. Hm. On the other hand, I can satisfy my other healthy food craving, which is….da da daaaa…..salad?
Blame it on the cold weather, but I’ve been eating lots of cooked, soupy, hearty things lately and now I really just want a salad. This salad specifically (Yes, I really am giving you a recipe for salad. I just had to share the divinity of olive oil and parmesan on lettuce. Because it’s never been shared before, of course….):
- Lettuce (I used Lamb’s Ear Lettuce/Corn Salad…my new favorite nomnomnom)
- Half an avocado, sliced
- 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
- Finely shredded parmesan cheese, to taste (I just keep putting it in the oil until it’s somewhat of a more solid mix, but not too dry…if that makes any sense)
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper, to taste
- Rice (I’m just kidding…I’m not that much of a fanatic)
To make (or, to assemble, rather):
Mix the parmesan cheese with the olive oil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Coat the lettuce in it (use your hands! It’s the only way!) and decorate with hazelnuts, hard-boiled egg, and avocado slices. Adjust any seasonings and ta-da! You have a super healthy entree. If you’re looking for something more substantial, stay tuned for the next recipe…which is soup to go along with this.