Tuesday, October 6, 2009

salad kaleidoscope

The star of my lunch today was definitely this BEAUTIFUL salad:


A lot of it was just leftovers, but the combo of flavors (and nutrients, no less!) was killer.

a few cups spinach

1/2 a red pepper

1/4 of a cob leftover corn from last night

a few pieces red onion

1/2 tablespoon or so roasted squash seeds

olive oil, red wine vin, and lemon juice


I’m so impressed with how many colors I got in one salad. It makes it so much more beauteous AND so much more nutritious! Score.

To round out the meal:


Yogurt+ open faced tuna sammie (tossed the tuna with a little minced red onion, salt and pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice and called it tuna salad)

Some fun things!

This came in my mail today:


The contents:


I am such a ridiculous plant eater that I definitely get enough fiber already, but I just like the taste of the Fiber One stuff that I’ve tried (I’ve had that cereal before and it’s DELISH! I just am irked that the sample is so tiny- probably like 1/2 to 2/3 of a cup, so it will be a SUPPLEMENT to a meal/snack, rather than the star).

Finally, I had a dessert epiphany last night that’s too good not to share:


Melted dark chocolate+ dried apricot= yessssssssssssssss.


angela@spinachtiger said...

I like the idea of using left over corn on a salad. So pretty.

Sasha said...

Ooh I like that salad. I think some chick peas would be really nice in there too : ]

Cucinista said...

Great looking salad! I just made one myself that looks similar, and you're right about using up leftovers that way.

fittingbackin said...

It IS a beautiful salad! I need some fiber one coupons - nice!

Astra Libris said...

Ohhh, the chocolate and apricot combo looks absolutely heavenly... *dreamy sigh*

Your salad is out of this world gorgeous!!

love lives in the kitchen said...

wow! what a nice place to have some culinary inspiration! i'm a follower!
have a great day!

Julia said...

That salad looks really pretty! A what a cute little tiny chocolate thing...

xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

girlichef said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! All the colors...it sounds delicious :D

Grace said...

how fortunate that your leftovers combined to form such a tasty salad! i doubt the things lingering in my fridge would blend so nicely. :) also, apricot and dark chocolate? i've never had the combo, but i will now!

Heavenly Housewife said...

mmmm... apricot and chocolate... inspired :D

Linda - one scoop at a time said...

Cool treats from Fiber One!

Jordan said...

Man, I eat dried apricots like candy. I think I have a problem. Last night at my friend Summer's house, she had some out on the counter and I ate a few and made her hide them hahahhaa.