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!