With all the sunshine and warm weather we’ve been having, I’ve been craving all the fresh, bright, light foods of spring. Every day for the past week, I’ve been craving some version of this salad, which I’ll eat on a big bed of baby lettuces for lunch or just like this as a snack right after working out or gardening. It’s so refreshing!
Simple, fresh ingredients always make me feel so much better physically. I’ve written about it here before, but I suffer from frequent migraines and am pretty sensitive to the triggers, some of which I can control through diet, others I can’t avoid because they have more to do with weather. The things I should avoid are strong aged cheeses, red wine (and if I’m honest, any alcohol), foods with nitrates (like cured meats), and many pickled or preserved foods… you know, just all the good things in life! While I do limit my exposure to these things, I don’t completely cut them out of my life, but it certainly helps to eat mostly fresh foods, including tons of fresh fruit and veggies. Bonus: these things also help my skin look its best.
Above, my current favorite salad: red grapefruit slices, plenty of thinly sliced fennel, and just a drizzle of dressing (I use Winslow’s Home’s dressing, which is so good because it is emulsified and thus keeps its creamy consistency without tasting mayonnaise-y, and without the oil and vinegar separating in the fridge), but you can use any light dressing.
Have a wonderful day!