It felt like I was on a mission trying to collect all the ingredients to make The Brendan Brazier Salad.
Good thing a salad mission is exactly my kind of mission.
I already had a bunch of the usual salad suspects on hand:
Spinach, kale, a variety of greens (including arugula!) cucumber, avocado, beets, hemp seeds.
Whoops, I almost forgot the carrots!
Boy Carrots, you sure are bossy. And kind of rude.
These were the guys I had to hunt down.
“Hunt down” as in – “visit three different stores over the course of 24 hours”.
Good thing grocery hunting is exactly my kind of hunting.
Beets steamed and peeled (in that order) this morning, let’s get this salad party started!
(Even purslane decided to get in on the green action.)
For the salad dressing I used 1 Tbsp Vega EPA oil blend, 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar + 1 Tbsp of Dulse.
Dulse is sea vegetable if you didn’t know. I was reminded of my first experience with dulse, and much like I remember – it smelled a lot like, well – the sea.
I think I heard the ocean when I opened the bag.
But! Like Brendan said in his salad video, is a good source of electrolytes – not to mention iron, iodine, B12, B6 and potassium.
And anyway, I’m no chicken! (of the sea) In the sake of all that is nutritious and holy – as Brendan Brazier as my witness! I will eat this sea vegetable again!!
During the final phase of my salad reconstruction process, I once again realized someone was missing.
OK, now are we all together?
Great! The gang’s all here! Let’s roll. Or toss. Whatever.
I have to say – I truly enjoyed this salad! I forgot how much I like the peppery flavor of arugula, it’s been a while since I’ve had it. The sprouts were a nice change in flavor and texture too.
Even the dulse experience wasn’t bad. It was much less intense and less “sittin’ on the dock of the bay” this time around – maybe because I had the dulse flakes this time instead of the dulse strips? Whatever the case, it gave the salad a nice saltiness, like most salad dressings do.
It was actually a lot of fun putting together somebody else’s salad – I’m calling The Brendan Brazier Salad a success.
And Brendan? What do you think? How’d I do?
Perfect! Mission complete.