So…what’s for dinner?
Made you $**@%!!! But seriously, it’s f’ing delicious!
THE BLUE BALLER SALAD
Recipe serves 2 piggy people (like us)!
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4 cups baby spinach
12 oz raw Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 roasted beets
2 cups garbanzo beans
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
1/4 cup roasted unsalted edamame beans
1/2 oz goat milk blue cheese * (We also love Pastures of Eden Sheep Milk Feta)
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
Juice from 2 fresh limes
2 inch piece of ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp freshly ground pepper
1/3 tsp stevia
Pinch cayenne pepper
Roughly chop greens throw in large salad bowl. Chop Brussels sprouts in half the finely dice + add to bowl. Ditto on the beets. Add blueberries + remaining salad ingredients to bowl. Toss + temporarily set aside.
To make dressing, peel ginger + garlic + dice. Place ingredients into hand blender cup + blitz until frothy.
Great news for those of us that are lactose-intolerant + really missing , both sheep + goat milk are lower in lactose than cow milk. Like me, you may find that a lil pinch of this goat milk cheese accompanied by this much fibrous vegetables does not cause the digestive issues you’ve experienced with other cheeses. And trust me, a lil smidge of this ultra-funky stuff crumbled up goes a long, long way! The salty funk notes contrast so well with the sweet berries + nutty bits + toasted sesame oil + gently spicy ginger, I’ll even go as to say we’ve achieved umami…
Blue cheese + Asian flavors!? Ginger, sesame…Whitney! WTF is wrong with you?
Yup. It conflicts with everything we’ve ever learned about cooking + flavor combinations. It’s so completely f’d up, BUT IT WORKS + OMG! It’s addictively delicious!
Open your mind + live on the culinary edge for 10 minutes. Honestly, it’ll take less time to prepare + less than that to scarf down. When you’re sitting there staring at your empty bowl, happy full belly, serotonin surging, feel free to thank me.
*Vegans can skip cheese or use vegan cheese of their choosing.
**Use 2-3 Tbsp dressing / serving, but make this larger volume. You’re gonna wanna enjoy it on everything!