#veganmofo – Salad with Easy Flax Oil Dressing

October 7, 2012


Sorry for the lack of posts on Thursday and Friday. When I’m not mixing up delicious food, I’m mixing up delicious beats and I’ve been pretty busy with that this week. I’m going to make up for it by doing a post now on a Sunday.

Ok, so – I actually kind of hate salads. I’m not sure if its because they’re often the only thing I can eat at various events and restaurants, but I just don’t like them unless they’re pasta salad, or seaweed salad – like the kind you get at a sushi place. The regular lettuce and whatever salads don’t do it for me unless they’re covered in dressing – and most commercially available salad dressings are loaded with sugar and other things I don’t wish to eat, or are heinously expensive. Plus, I feel like smothering all the greens with dressing kind of defeats the purpose of eating greens.

Then a while back, I bought a bottle of flax oil because I heard it was really good for you. However, I couldn’t think of anything to use it for. You’re not supposed to cook with it, and I didn’t want to just drink it. So I got the idea to put it on a salad, with amazing results! I’m not sure what it is about flax oil, but I came up with this ridiculously simple salad dressing recipe out of sheer laziness and it’s actually good. I’ve tried making the exact same thing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and it’s just not as nice, so I have to assume its the flax oil that makes it taste good. I reckon substituting olive oil with flax oil in other salad dressing recipes would have good results as well.

Salad with Flax Oil Dressing

1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 tomato, sliced
1 TBSP Flax Oil
2 TBSP White Balasmic Vinegar (you can sub with regular balsamic)
salt and pepper to taste

I don’t bother to mix up the dressing in a bowl or anything – I just pour the oil and vinegar directly on to the salad (well, directly on to a measuring spoon, which gets poured on to the salad) and then I sprinkle the salt and pepper on top. Then I stir it up with a fork so all the greens are evenly coated with the dressing.

As you can see above, I usually have it with a sandwich. The sandwich in the picture above is a tofurkey one, but lately I’ve been really into tomato sandwiches.


Photo from my instagram.

Vegan Link of the Day: Chocolate Covered Katie’s Panda Express style orange chinese sauce is amazing! I’ve made it a lot these past few weeks.

xxxxxxx
adorpheus

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