Simple Salad of Butter Lettuce and Fresh Spring Herbs with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Last week was *ridiculously* stressful, so I chose one of the easiest recipes from The Inspired Vegan, Simple Salad of Butter Lettuce and Fresh Spring Herbs with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (p. 54).

It was refreshing, light, and a quick healthy dish to make during a challenging time. I’d never added fresh herbs to a salad before  (I used basil, mint and flat leaf parsley), but I will in the future.

I didn’t follow the Vinaigrette (p. 8) directions exactly. You’re supposed combine all of the ingredients in a blender, but I was lazy and shook them up in a jam jar.

What recipes did you try from The Inspired Vegan last week?

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4 responses to “Simple Salad of Butter Lettuce and Fresh Spring Herbs with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. I think I mentioned that last week I also prepared the Black-Eyed Peas in Garlic-Ginger braised Mustard Greens with Quick-Pickled Mustard Greens, Sesame Seeds, and Tamari. There are a lot of words to describe this dish but it was super easy to prepare and de-Lish. 4 snaps.

    This week I prepared the Smoky tomatoes, Roasted Plantains, and Crumbled Tempeh dish as well as the Coconut Quinoa. I really could not imagine how this dish would taste assembled. But the Tomato sauce made with red onions, chipotle jalapeno and garlic cooks slowly and is then pureed. It gives the sauce real depth. I will use this recipe to make a pasta dish. The pureed 3 items are then mixed with vegetable stock into which the tempeh is added. It cooks slowly over a low fire for 45 minutes. The plantains are roasted separately in the oven then tossed in with the tempeh and cilantro for 5 minutes at the end. You wind up with a subtle occasionally sweet taste.

  2. Hi all…I’m still very interested in what everyone is cooking! I’ve had a few momentary “set backs” with some family emergencies…nothing dramatic, just enormously time consuming! I’ll get back in the swing of things soon, I hope! In the meantime, this is a great book…I just love reading the side notes! Keep up the creative cooking. Debra

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