I love salads on a hot day. In Ayurveda, eating too many raw vegetables is not good for the digestion, especially for Vata. Now, more studies have been done saying that eating cooked vegetables make the cell walls less rigid, which makes it easier to absorb certain nutrients and to make digestion easier. Ha! Something to be said for the 5000 year old science of Ayurveda. Like I always say, work with what your body agrees with.
This recipe is super easy. It is pretty much “ add what you want’ kind of thing. I used leftover salmon in the most recent salad I made. It is the one in the picture. I never use bottled dressing. My favorite is using the juice from half a lemon, about an equal amount of olive oil, himalyan pink salt and pepper to taste. Put all in a jar and shake. This I am adding meat instead of fish, I use basalmic vinegar instead of lemon juice and I add a little dijon mustard. You can add herbs, greek yogurt for a creamier version, etc. The advantage of making your own salad dressing is that you 1) don’t have a bottle of dressing sitting in your refrigerator for months on end and 2) no added sugar and other “junk” to worry about. There is a lot of room for creativity with this salad. Share your salad and dressing when you make it!