I'm baaaack! OK, well almost back. Technically I wont be home to my beautiful and sunny Southern California until tomorrow. I have been on vacation for the past few weeks, and enjoying some much needed R&R, Visiting New York City and wandering the streets of Manhattan, and spending some quality time with family.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary while we were in NYC and had a romantic and soooooo delicious dinner at Candle79. It was one of the best meals I have had at a vegan restaurant. To die for! If you are in the area and have a chance to go, I highly recommend it!
I have also been hanging out at my parents place for a few days before I have to head back home. My Mom and I have had such a blast cooking! I made this salad for us this week, and we loved it so much we actually made it twice! It's amazing and so fresh, full of tons of nutrition, and entirely raw aside from 1 Tbsp. of Veganaise in the dressing. So you can feel really great about eating this! Its the perfect summer snack or lunch. You could also throw the filling into a sprouted grain wrap for dinner. I was going to wait until I got home to post this for you all, but I just couldn't wait to share. It's so yummy! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
For more of our cooking fun, check out what my Mom whipped up for us here.
RAW SOUTHWEST SALAD
What you need:
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced
juice of 1 lime
1 cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped broccoli
3 ears raw fresh corn cut off the cob
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 cups spinach, chopped into smaller pieces
Creamy Cumin Dressing:
juice of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. Veganaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
pinch of black pepper
Wisk all dressing ingredients together and set aside.
To Assemble Salad:
Put all chopped veggies in a large bowl or serving platter. Pour all of the dressing over and toss well to coat. Taste and season if needed with any additional salt and pepper.