The idea for this salad was truly a last minute decision based on what was left in my refrigerator. I didn't have any lettuce to speak of so the task became: how do I make a salad without lettuce? I starting thinking about shaved salads, which have become quite popular lately. I did have some carrots so why not? I figured I could supplement my lack of lettuce with micro greens and I threw in some crunchy green apple which is always in my crisper. Lately I have been in love with a variety of blood orange called a Moro, which is dark and luxurious with hints of raspberry. I had an idea to pair the moro juice with balsamic vinegar, and it worked beautifully. Sometimes lunch just seems to make itself, and it was so delicious that I savored every bite (stopping only once to take a picture before I devoured the rest).
Shaved Carrot Micro Green Salad (Raw and Vegan)
Peel and Shave 1 carrot
Julienne 1/2 green apple
slice one small spring onion (or scallion)
cut a handful each of lettuce, beet and amaranth micro greens
Arrange Everything on a plate and drizzle with Blood Orange Balsamic Dressing.
Blood Orange Balsamic Dressing
Juice from 1 blood orange
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon avocado oil
Whisk everything together in a large bowl and drizzle over salad.