Thursday, April 12, 2012

Confetti Salad

Confetti Salads are the newest addition to my diet! They're a great way to get a higher volume of raw vegetables and fruits packed into a small serving that's easy to eat. They also travel well and make great lunches!

The idea is simple: pulse vegetables, fruits, and nuts/seeds together for a few seconds in a food processor. The softer fruits, like oranges, lemons, or pears, dissolve into the mix making a built-in dressing!

Confetti Salads are also called "microsalads", but that makes me think of microgreens. Also Confetti sounds cuter. I first heard about them at Dr. Fuhrman's Member Center forum. You can also read more about them and get lots of great ideas for them at Food = Health.

Today I made my current favorite: a few big handfuls of bagged coleslaw mix (shredded green and red cabbage and carrots), a handful of raisins, one apple peeled and chopped, one orange peeled and segmented, a handful of raw slivered almonds, a handful of raw sunflower seeds, 1/4 lemon peeled, and a big splash of Blood Orange Vinegar (you can leave this out if you don't have it). Pulse for just a few seconds to get to a coleslaw consistency.

I packed my Confetti on a bed of romaine and cucumber slices with a sprinkle of garbanzo beans.

9 comments:

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Wow, that looks really good... just the kind of thing I like to eat for lunch. Having recently got a new food processor, I'll give it a try :)

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Yes! I love this idea--thanks for sharing. We're trying to eat more and more raw and we already drink green smoothies like crazy. I like a bit of crunch sometimes.

Jenny said...

Great idea, always looking for new quick lunch ideas.

Whole Foods Vegan Momma said...

Hey, you're alive! I wondered where you went. Good to hear from you again :).

Michael Pettitt said...

Looks tasty!

Lee said...

Hmmmm, looks so good. I don't have a food processer but do have a vitamix. Do you think that would work?

Jennifershmoo said...

No, I'm afraid a blender would not work for this -- it would blend it too fine and turn it to smoothie instead of slaw!

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Victoria said...

These are my favorite kind of salads too, especially with a creamy dressing! The mixture of sweet, nutty and tart is so good!