I enjoyed a lovely wander around the farmer's market this morning, and while I didn't set off to buy anything in particular, I was enchanted by the colors, vibrancy and freshness of the ingredients that make this salad. Don't have plans to visit a market? No problem. These items can easily be found at you local grocer, too.
- Arugula, 1 hefty handful
- Microgreens (kale, cilantro, radish sprouts), 2 handfuls
- Fresh Garden Peas, 1 handful of fresh pods
- Cherry Tomatoes, 1 handful
- Spring Onion, 1-2 bulbs
- Sunflower Seeds, 1-2 handfuls
- Creamy Curried Lemony Dill Dressing
- Tofu, 1/2 a block (about a cup)
- Garlic, 1 clove (more if you are Kapha)
- Lemon, juiced
- Dill, 1/2 to 1 scant teaspoon
- Curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon (more if you like spice)
- Olive Oil, about 1 teaspoon
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
Rinse and pat dry your greens. Add to a salad bowl. Pinch your pea pods to open them, then loosen each pea with your finger to release them into your salad bowl. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half, and the spring onion into thin rounds. Add the tomatoes and onions to your salad.
Put the tofu and garlic into a small electric bender and blend until the tofu is creamy and the garlic is completely mashed. Cut your lemon in half and squeeze in the juice. Add the dill and curry powder and mix well. Drizzle in the olive oil and just lightly pulse a few times. Crack the pepper in and just light stir with a spatula. Taste and adjust lemon, spices, and add a pinch of salt. Use the spatula to pour the dressing over the salad. The consistency will be thick, but once tossed, the greens, tomatoes, and peas will add their moisture to give it a beautiful balance between creamy and crunchy, soft and snappy, soothing and fresh.
Garnish with a generous helping of sunflower seeds, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Because this can be used as a spring cleanse, I tossed into the salad a handful of fresh cilantro. (Also, I just love treating mint, cilantro, parsley as if they are more than garnish, but leaves with their own rightful place in the salad!)
Hope you enjoy!