Ecosalon Recipes: 7 Foolproof Salad Recipes for the Hopeless Cook


I’m a healthy food advocate, but I sure am a bad cook. No, seriously, even though I use the finest ingredients, my food usually turns out kind of…bland. (As I’m nicely putting it.) My solution: I simplify.

Consider these seven easy meals as fast food, eco-style. If you just got home from a workout or a long day at the office, you’re hungry. Don’t reach for the Cheetos! You need a light meal, or something to tide you over until the entrée is ready. Tasty, simple salads are the perfect “fast food”. All you need are fresh, organic ingredients and a bowl! All recipes are easy, nutritious, eco-friendly, tasty, and require zero cooking or expertise.

Here they are – seven ridiculously simple salad recipes:

-My very favorite, Caprese salad, simply consists of tomato, mozzarella, and basil.

-Sweet and satisfying: baby spring greens, dried cranberries and cottage (or feta) cheese.

-Fruit crunch: sliced banana, sliced mango and sunflower seeds.

-Nutty antipasto: cold leftover green beans, marinated artichoke hearts and pistachios.

-The classic: grated carrots, raisins and lemon juice. (Let this one marinate a little bit.)

-The Mini-Waldorf: baby spring greens, sliced apples and walnuts.

-Wrap it up: cucumber and avocado slices, wrapped in a sheet of Nori.

The possibilities are endless. Just look in your fridge, whip up some touski, and let us know what you came up with!

With thanks to the Hungry Runner.

Image: Adry Long