Salad doesn’t have to be boring

Few months ago I decided to have salad for lunch every day of the week, or at least as often as I could. The challenge was having as many types of plants as possible each week. Two weeks in I noticed I had more energy already and now it’s no turning back. This is doing wonders for me. The key to this salad experiment not getting boring is diversity. I love having kimchi, sprouts, seeds and nuts as toppings. Good dressing is a great addition, though I normally prefer the simplicity of a good olive oil and black pepper. Love olive oil with a taste of lemon. The most important part is fresh vegetables, preferably organic and it’s better if they haven’t traveled a long way. Until I start harvesting my own crop I’m using salad, micro greens and herbs from VAXA as a base. Leftovers from yesterday, or the day before, often end as an addition to my salad, baked veggies, salsa or shrimps to name a few. It’s a good way to fight food waste. The photo above is from 2021, you can spot grilled veggies in my salad. I’ve shot a lot of salad photos over the last few weeks and thought they might give you some ideas if you’d like to add more greens to your diet. I posted a few older photos as well  🥗

The article is sponsored by VAXA.

Vegan mayo with coriander in the jar. On the plate are two types of lettuce and leafy greens, micro greens, radishes, coriander and salsa.

Warm potato salad with red onion, dill, capers, mint and micro greens.

Leafy greens, avocado, tomatoes, blueberries and roasted chickpeas.

Few types of lettuce and leafy greens, yellow chili, fried mushrooms, red onion and broccoli.

Leafy greens, broccoli, blueberries and sunflower seeds.

Leafy greens, avocado and roasted chickpeas.

Head lettuce, salad mix, hard boiled egg, kimchi, colourful tomatoes, spinach and micro greens.

Same as on the photo above, except the egg is soft boiled and there’s no kimchi. Just more of the micro greens instead.

Leafy greens and lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini and beets.

Salad mix, broccoli, radishes, black pepper, kimchi from Dagny and Spicy kimchi from Mother Earth. Bread Pitt.

Lettuce and leafy greens, broccoli, yellow and red tomatoes and few types of sprouts from Ecospira.

Lettuce and leafy greens, tomatoes, grilled artichokes, carrot, olives and a bread roll.

Lettuce and salad mix, cauliflower, basil, lemon oil and black pepper.

Watermelon salad.

Salad mix, pomegranate, blueberries and seeds.

Mixed salad, tomatoes, gluten-free pasta, flowers of Indian cress and sprouts.

Lettuce and leafy greens, avocado, carrot, soft boiled egg, tomatoes, kimchi from Dagny and a bread roll.

Mixed salad, micro greens, shrimps, cauliflower, green beans, hard boiled egg and kimchi from Dagny.

Lettuce and leafy greens, avocado, olives, black pepper, lemon oil and kimchi from Dagny.

Mixed salad, tenderstem broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes and potatoes.

Lettuce and leafy greens, olives, lemon oil spicy kimchi from Mother Earth and a bread roll.

This article was sponsored by VAXA.

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