We don’t eat too much salad around here, but I’m trying hard to get an increase in consumption in that area! Part of the problem is that Brian really doesn’t like salad and won’t eat it unless he plate is served with the salad already on it! He will eat it then, but the whole time make comments about how he wouldn’t have served himself that much, he doesn’t really like salad, it doesn’t have much flavor, etc, etc.
Tonchi on the other hand LOVES salad! He would eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner. He is a big fan of the ranch dressing from Mark’s Daily Apple. I’ve altered it a bit and it wouldn’t be too hard to make it dairy free since our allergy list has increased!
After our visit to our holistic Dr. this past week, both the little kiddos are no dairy at all, while Tonchi and I are ok with small amounts of raw dairy and papa bear isn’t supposed to have any either. We LOVE our raw diary around here, so this is going to be some big changes for us.
I will have to increase the budget for coconut milk! Anyone know of any good prices on it? I really like the Thai brand, but it is almost $3 a can on Amazon! I can get it for $2 a can at Wegmans and I’m thinking about asking if they will give a discount for purchasing a case at a time. I’ve checked a few other places online, but no such luck!
Anyway… back to the topic at hand. I really do want to increase how much salad we eat since we definitely don’t get enough raw veggies in our diet as of late. It will be much easier when the garden is in full bloom. However, I did want to find some sort of sauce or dressing that would make it more palatable to hubby and the other two kiddos…
I found it! 😉 I can’t claim any of it as my creation.. and I didn’t change it a bit. I found this recipe for Asian Almond Sauce for Chicken Salad on Nom Nom Paleo’s blog. This recipe is amazing on salad especially if you like an Asian flair or if your hubby is in love with all things Asian (maybe because he is Asian!!)
Anyhow, you’ve got to give it a try. I mixed up a double batch and keep it in the fridge. It is thick and harder to pour on salad, but it is possible. It also is a great dipping sauce for veggies!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!