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Lite Bright Salad

Lite Bright Salad

My favorite kind of weather is HOT. I love my crop tops + aperol spritz and summer is their time to shine. The thing about warm weather though is that you don't want to eat a lot, ya know? It's kind of the worst feeling to be uncomfortably full AND hot. And also, there goes your crop top...

This salad is summer PERFECTION. I whipped up a big batch and invited all my favorite girls over to enjoy it with some rosé. I was a little nervous about serving my babes mostly raw cauliflower, but everyone loved it!! 

I opened the wine early ((aka as soon as the first babe arrived)) and set out a little something to nibble on...

I'm not one to make a fuss about anything really, so to make my life easy, I bought two bags of sweet potato chips and whipped up some cilantro sauce to go with... ((cilantro sauce recipe ova here)).

INGREDS:

This fed 6 ((beautiful + happy)) girls...

  • 1 whole head of butter lettuce ((I used my fave living lettuce, can't really make a salad without it))
  • 1 head of cauliflower, riced ((buy it riced if you wanna be easy))
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 apple - slice it up thin ((I only ended up using about half))
  • 1 shallot - slice it up super thin
  • HUGE handfuls of parsley + mint

DRESSING:

  • 4 TBSPS of mustard ((I used a REALLY grainy one))
  • 3 TBSPS of honey
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • All the juice + zest from one lime
  • Salt + pepper
  • Splash of water

THROW IT TOGETHER

  1. Roast up your chickpeas - drain + rinse them, dump them on a baking sheet, sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and chili powder ((if you like heat)); Bake at 400 for 25ish minutes and get them nice and crunchy
  2. All dressing ingreds go into a mason jar and then shake, shake, shake!
  3. Literally throw all salad ingredients together in a big bowl while your chickpeas are finishing getting roasted. Wait to dress the salad until you are serving so it doesn't get soggy
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It's seriously SO easy to whip up, it's a crowd pleaser, AND no one will leave feeling like they need to be rolled home! 

Not to mention you will feel good about injecting a little wellness into your friends ;)

xo

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