Spring Salad! (By Natalie)

You know what I like? Salad. It makes me feel dainty. But you know what I don’t like? A salad without a lot of stuff in it. When that happens, I’m just hangry afterward and I start eating crap that I don’t need to quell the hanger beast. So, when I make a salad, I make a salad that will de-hanger me. And that’s just what I did a few dinners ago. It was sunny and springy and lovely outside and I needed to eat something that would emulate my feelings outside, on the inside. Youknowwhatimsayin’? So, I’m made a fresh and full springtime kinda salad to dehanger. And dehanger it did.

What you need:

  • Butter Lettuce (I used the kind in the bag because I was too hangry to wait to cut it…andlazy(cough).
  • 1 package of cooked scrimps (aka shrimp)
  • 1 avocado
  • Half a package of cherry tomatoes
  • Half a cucumber
  • A handful of silvered almonds (whole almonds will do the trick, too)

So yeah, it’s really easy. All you do is throw all of these ingredients into a large bowl. I mean, you have to cut up the cherry tomatoes in halves, slice your cucumber how you like it (I cut slices into quarters), cut up the innards of the avocado, cut the tails off the shrimp and chop them smaller, but basically, you just hodge podge it reeeaaaeal nice.

I also made my own mustard vinaigrette ¬†dressing (fancy, right?). Here’s whatcha need for that:

  • 1 tablespoon of spicy mustard
  • A couple teaspoons of olive oil
  • A dash of balsamic vinaigrette
  • A dash of red wine vinaigrette
  • A dash of white wine vinaigrette

Put the tablespoon, teaspoons, and dashes into a small bowl, mix and then pour over the salad. Take some tongs and tong it around. It will look like this:

photo (8)

Then serve it for yourself on a nice plate:

photo (7)Delish looking, right? It was, guys! This “recipe” (I use the term lightly because let’s be honest, you’re just throwing a lot of sh*t into a bowl) makes about 4 servings. I suggest you eat it up that evening because the next day, the salad gets really soggy. Or, you can opt to add the dressing just to your single serving plate so that you can save the rest for the next day. Just don’t do yourself the disservice of sogging this -ish up overnight. The next day, it’s like a walk of shame in your 4 inch heels and “inappropriate for daytime” mini-dress–not cute.

Alright my fellow hangry friends. Enjoy some springtime salad and leave a freaking comment if you make this dish! We don’t get enough of these here. Ya hear me?!?! Now go clean your room…




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