Not Oatmeal Breakfast Salad

For the ladies and gents who asked. Salad is good any time of day. I like it in the am instead of hot cereal. In this case bulgur subs for oatmeal, but so could barley or wheat berry. Any whole grain. The veg can be poached from leftovers. Do yourself a favor and dress with olive oil or lemon juice, or better yet make a super simple vinaigrette that has zero of the additives of store brands.

1/2 cup cooked bulgur warm, cold or room temp

Handful cooked green beans whole, or 1 inch

Handful grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 bell pepper, sliced and diced

2 spoonfuls feta (or cooked white beans for dairy averse)

Sprinkle of chopped parsley, dill, both or nothing

Vinaigrette

1 tablespoon olive oil

2-3 teaspoons white vinegar

1 teaspoon-ish

A few grinds of pepper

2 big pinches salt

Shake & drizzle over salad

Double down if you're feeding more than one

Eat – B

 

Eat Your Veg

It's the “It” vegetable of the day, but don't let that deter you from making this dish at home. I will also say – unless you're meat free, ordering cauliflower as a main while dining out is a big fat…well, you know. It's a pretty big markup for little investment. Do it if the chef is your bestie.

For all others consider, click here for the 1-2-3 recipe.

 

Eat – B

 

The House Dressing, Green Edition

I get many calls for this salad dressing. Before I bought into the precious nature of balancing single estate olive oil and artisanal vinegar in just the right proportions, I ate this and happily. It's got a million uses from salad, to grilled veggies, to steak marinade. My mom called it the house dressing. This version is green. It's got a match in red. And we've always whipped it together in a blender or food processor (hello, Ninja!)

Probably for the first time ever, I tried to measure out ingredients, but adapt to your own taste.

Ingredients

1 big clove garlic

Small handful parsley leaves (less stem)

Small handful dill (less stem)

BLITZ BLENDER

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

Several grates pepper

BLITZ BLENDER

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons veg or neutral flavor oil

BLITZ AGAIN – Adjust seasonings, oil & vinegar

Note: most recently I used this dressing with a minimal amount of mayo in chicken salad – a winner!

Second note: it keeps really well if fridge. Big batch it!

Eat-B