How to make a simple satisfying salad: a basic salad recipe you can customize with your favorite ingredients–seasonal or whatever you have in your fridge! The only rule is you do you.
Years of living in a diet mentality perpetuates years of unsatisfying meals.
Salads used to be my “deprivation meal”. In an “oh, I ate a delicious brownie and now I have to eat a bland salad to make up for it.” I ate my fair share of carb-less, fat-less, flavor-less salads that left me hungry, irritable, and just an inch away from binging on anything and everything.
Now I love salads because I can load them up with whatever I feel like. Salad recipes were the first I experimented with. They’re so easily adaptable, which makes them the perfect canvas for seasonal produce, or for using up leftovers in your fridge. I have a notepad with scribbles of different combinations I dreamt up: kale with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, cabbage and chicken with a sesame-peanut dressing, sourdough panzanellas.