Gluten free Breakfast Salad :-)

Yes, I woke up craving a breakfast salad. Actually, coffee…and a stale chocolate covered, raspberry, kosher for Passover marshmallow. But after that, a breakfast salad.

The cool thing about salad is it can literally be made from anything to suit any palate, aversions and allergies. To prove my point, one lovely, well known event venue not far from the house offered “candy salad” as a bar/bat mitzvah menu option. If the overall price had been more budget friendly, we might even have gone there!

Since I also obsessively worry about wasting the vegetable bin, making salad can ease my anxiety. That's how the whittled carrots got shredded into today's mix.

Salad for breakfast can satisfy several of the day's produce requirements (unless it is the aforementioned “candy salad”). And while some elements can be cooked, they don't need to be, making it a perfect beginner dish. Any extra protein can be added to round out the dish.

SOTD (salad of the day) Ingredients:

Handful of sugar snap peas, slivered

Smaller handful of carrots or 1 large carrot, shredded

1/2 small yellow pepper, matchsticked

3 oil soaked sun dried tomatoes, chopped

Sprinkle of feta or goat cheese

Drizzle olive oil

Splash white vinegar

Sprinkle salt & pepper

Pinch sugar

Combine all ingredients. Adjust dressing. Serve.

Endnote: keeps for the road, EZ additions or substitutions include leftover chicken, pork, chickpeas, chive, scallions, cherry tomatoes…get the picture?

Enjoy – B


Published by Betsy Karetnick

Dynamic lifestyle broadcaster, journalist, and media expert. Brand builder. Innovator. Producer. Experienced in business development and all aspects of media. Extensive experience on a national platform attracting and retaining an audience by mixing entertainment and education on lifestyle issues including cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing, personal finance and dining out. Owner and operator of The Portable Garden, northern New Jersey's premier source for exclusive custom event design, special event flowers, container gardens and small scale landscape installations.

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