The Ultimate Salad System: Concept Two

Last time, we talked about the traditional approach to building a salad with the Basic Greens-Plus concept. This time, let’s look at an approach where we actually skip the leafy greens. Of course, leafy green veggies are among the most nutrient-dense foods you could ever eat. But the idea here is to focus on other multicolored veggies so we can enjoy some variety and reap the benefits of their array of various nutrients. (On days when you enjoy this salad, try to get your greens another way…)

Chopped Veggie Deluxe

(All of the following should be chopped up and mixed together)

  • 5 or 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper OR 2 carrots
  • 1 yellow bell pepper OR 1/2 bag of frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage
  • 2 handfuls of cauliflower
  • 1/2 or full can of garbanzo beans

(Optional) For additional flavor and nutrients, consider one or all of the following:

  • 2 celery stalks
  • onion (to taste)
  • avocado (added to the portion you are about to eat)
  • 1 or two boiled potatoes (you would chop these up, as well)

A variety of vegan dressings will work well, as will a simple olive oil with lemon or lime combo.

Next time; Rainbow Slaw!

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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