Salads come in all types, shapes, ingredients and textures. Sometimes you might get locked into the thinking that a ‘salad’ has to be green leaves and something else. But, my interpretation of a salad is that it can be just about anything, hot, cold, warm. And, it’s incumbent upon me to vary the salad to keep it interesting. This campari tomato onion olive salad can serve as the base just as it is as a salad, or you can build on it making it even more divine!
Now how would we build on it? Well, let’s add some grilled garbanzo beans to it. OMG, talk about another layer of textural love and flavor. Or we could throw in some steamed shelled shrimp. Holleee schmollleeee, now we’re talking even more of a healthy breezy meal. A grilled boneless chicken breast on top. I mean as I’m talking to you, my mouth is watering. Let’s go off the grid and add something like long beans, or green beans to it. I’m thinking I might just toss in some crumbled beautiful creamy Maytag blue cheese!
Cooking is all about creativity. Don’t be locked into a recipe. It’s our opportunity to put your own spin and signature on it. Start with something absolutely fabulous and simple, like this salad, and let the wheels of freedom spin effortlessly! xoxo peace & namaste ~ally