The Davey Wavey Salad.

The Davey Wavey Salad

I have a confession to make: Unless they’re deep fried, battered and smothered in cheese, I’m not a huge fan of vegetables. While I love the way veggies nourish my body, I don’t always love the way they taste.

I’ve found that one of the best ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet is through a salad. They’re fast, easy and versatile – just like me! Innuendos aside, salads are a great solution for my fellow lachanophobes (yes, that’s the technical term for people that are afraid of vegetables).

The number of different salad combinations is infinite – but through trial and error, I’ve found a recipe that is reasonably healthy and completely delicious. With the hopes of it inspiring you to eat your veggies, I’ve decided to share it with you.

Here’s what you need:

  • A few cups of dark, leafy greens (darker greens = healthier choice)
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 pepper, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • Few slices of red onion
  • 8 Kalamata olives
  • 2 slices of prosciutto, cut
  • Sprinkle of feta cheese
  • Top with unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil and vinegar dressing

In a large bowl, simply assemble the various ingredients – then top with feta cheese, seeds and dressing. The avocado provides the salad with plenty of moisture, so you really won’t need a lot of dressing. Of course, you can supplement any of the ingredients to suit your taste buds and any seasonal produce. If you’d rather make the salad a meal, scrap the prosciutto and top with a grilled, protein-rich chicken breast.

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Comments

  1. Ewww…uncooked ham! 🙁

    But now we know! Davey is versatile! And easy! And fast!

    :p

  2. Sooo delicious…..I like….huhuhu
    I also hate vegetables … I really liked this way of incorporating what you do well with something tasty to eat…
    I’m from Brazil, and here we always find great vegetables.
    Now just prepare something really nutritious and tasty.
    Thank you.

  3. What you need is the freshest stuff you can get. This can be difficult depending on where you live. But the stuff in the supermarket is shit. It’s amazing what farm-fresh local produce tastes like. No comparison.

  4. Davey, that sounds like a really good salad. Kind of heavy on the sodium, though, isn’t it? (I love kalamata olives!)

    One of my recent mixes that I’ve found I love is small orange bell peppers sliced, onions (also sliced), diced jalapenos, garlic, and celery. Cook in a small frying pan with only hard cider until all veggies are soft. I use Hornsbee’s; it’s great for cooking with. The alcohol cooks out, so I don’t think you would be breaking your promise to you relative (your grandfather?).

    It’s very tasty and a great solution for someone who isn’t fond of vegetation. 🙂

    Good luck and happy eating!

  5. You could use the same ingredients to make what I call a “hot salad”; great for cooler fall and winter days. Dice the chicken, onion, and green pepper (and maybe some garlic). Sauté in a large non-stick pan with a bit of olive oil. Once the chicken is cooked, toss in the other ingredients and stir fry with a bit of vinegar until the cheese is just melted and the spinach or other green just wilted. Yum!!!

  6. christopher says:

    how bout salad-topped with spinach-drizzle of olive oil?

  7. DAVEY,
    First off, you never responded to my e mail I sent you. Second, LOVE salads and yes, they certainly are infinate but the choices are yours and you will find a salad that you thoroughly enjoy. I add chicken to give it substance. Just watch the dressings. Thats the killer. And the easiest way for me is to put everything in a bowl including the salad dressing then shake it (with a lid on of coarse)this way the dressing gets dispersed evenly. Happy salading!!