Monday, December 28, 2009

Rainbow Salad

This salad was delicious. I think it is an evolutionary adaptation that makes us attracted to colorful foods because they are often highly nutritious (Lucky Charms and other artificially colored foods not included).

Rainbow Salad
2 cups baby spinach
4 cucumber slices, halved
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1/4 cup shredded carrots
4 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped
3 portabello mushrooms, halved
1/4 cup black beans

1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
black pepper

1. Pile spinach on a plate, and top with cucumber, egg, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, and black beans in that order.
2. Mix together the dressing ingredients and drizzle on top of salad.