Sometimes you just want something quick and versatile. This recipe exceeds all expectations. You can actually prepare this without any electricity. So it could be a great recipe for camping or on the road. Just gather the ingredients, chop a bit, mix and enjoy.
Quick “Meaty” Salad by Chef Joi
This is a quick and easy salad to put together in a short period of time.
1 t Dill
½ t Curry Powder
1 t Parsley, dried
2 T Lemon Juice
2 c Cashews
½ Medium Red Onion
4 Green Onions
1 Medium Cucumber
1 Celery Stalk
In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, dill, curry and parsley. Allow to marinate while you prepare everything else.
Remove most or all of the skin from the cucumber. I like to have the flavor that the skin provides. Remove the seeds from the cucumber. Chop the cucumber, onions and celery. Cube the apple in ¼” cubes. Put the chopped vegetables and cubed apple in the bowl. Toss a bit to cover everything.
Place the cashews in the food processor and process only to break them down a little bit. You do not want the nuts to be too small. As an option you can chop with a knife or place the cashews between two towels and hit with a mallet. Add to the bowl and mix well.
Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Be sure to taste your salad so you don’t over salt or pepper. I never need to add more than pinch of either.
Enjoy now or refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
1 – Many have remarked that this salad puts them in the mind of chicken salad. Not so much the taste as the texture.
2 – Serve on lettuce leaves or wrapped in collard or kale leaves. Also would be good along with flax crackers.
3 – To kick this salad up a notch, try adding raisins, tomatoes and avocado. Wow, what a treat!