We shouldn’t be surprised, but the new year has started off with highs in the upper 80s! Isn’t this supposed to be winter?
That said, sometimes you need a cool meal to help keep you refreshed and energized to take on the day once more. Luckily, Chef Zelicious has a great option that should do the trick – Creamy Romaine Salad!
4 Heads Organic Romaine Lettuce, washed dry and chopped
1 Large Shallot – chopped
1⁄2 Bunch Fresh mint leaf
1⁄2 Cup Organic Cherry tomatoes – whole
1 Cup Chickpeas
1 Cucumber – chopped
1⁄2 Red Bell pepper – chopped
1⁄2 Yellow Bell pepper – chopped
1⁄2 Cup Sunflower seeds
1 Container Mixed sprouts – optional
1⁄2 Cup Tahini pasta
2 Cloves Garlic
Juice of one lime
1⁄3 Teaspoon cumin powder
1⁄2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
Salt and Pepper to taste
1⁄3 Teaspoon cayenne pepper – optional
Put all the ingredients in a blender or vitamix.
You may need to add some water if needed.
Top salad with dressing, and enjoy!
Recipes courtesy of Zainab Fisher, a professional chef who specializes in raw and vegan cuisine. She was the former Chef at the Raw Kitchen. She was a guest chef for Fox 29 WFLX, PBS and guest chef for the CBS 12 health and wellness expo, and provides our readers a new and exciting recipe each week for #TastyThursday.
For more information on Chef Zainab’s services, please contact her at [email protected] or by phone at 561-629-0593.