Make Each Salad a Religious Experience!

Today as I was making my salad it hit me!  I should make each salad (or any dish really) a religious experience.  By that I mean, to be mindful, to notice the choices I have and put them together to create a tasty, nutritious and beautiful dish.  To have it be a salad that delights the eyes at first glance and pulls you in.  So here is today’s mandala salad for your enjoyment:



Mandala Salad – June 21st, 2014

  • 2-3 cups of Fresh Spinach (washed well and chopped)
  • 2/3 cup of Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup of Sea Beans (rough chopped)
  • 1/4 of a Beet (rough chopped)
  • 1/2 of an Avocado (sliced)
  • 1 Pansy

Clean spinach, then spin in salad spinner and chop into bite size pieces.  Put spinach in a nice medium to large bowl.  Add mung beans in the middle of your pile of spinach.  Top the mung beans with the sea beans.  Put a little color with the beets on either side.  On alternate sides put some avocado.  Top with a pansy.  Take in the beauty of your salad with your eyes or a photo.  Serve as is so guests get to see it before tossing.  Top with my simple salad dressing (3 TB of flax oil, 3 TB of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp sea salt). Shake dressing well in a small jar, sprinkle on salad lightly, then toss and enjoy!

The salty sea beans compliment the sweetness of the spinach and the mung beans.  Packed with protein, nutrients and flavor.  A sure crowd pleaser!  Amen!


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