Thanks, everyone, for your kind words about my would-have-been trip to India.
Obviously, the food situation with my Ulcerative Colitis was one of the factors in my decision not to go.
But just because I have to follow this therapeutic Specific Carb Diet doesn’t mean I don’t eat delicious food on the reg.
Case in point: This amazing recipe.
Hang onto your hats, because this is a winner!
Allow me to present my latest obsessions. Literally, you guys, I eat this all. the. time.
And it’s grain and gluten free, Paleo and Vegan!
Introducing my “Mangocado” Rainbow Ribbon Salad!
(See what I did there??) Mango + Avocado = Mangocado Hey hey hey!
OK, I’m a nerd, moving on.
***Quick interjection! I have recently discovered AmazonFresh. Since I’m a Prime member, I can get all these ingredients delivered right to my door in two hours. It is honestly one of the most amazing services. And you can try it for free for 30 Days!
But seriously, this was so delicious and healthy. Ribbons of carrots and crunchy veggies, smothered in a sweet and creamy dressing. A perfect ten.
Here’s what you need: (Serves 2)
3 carrots, spiralized (I used multicolored carrots – orange, yellow and purple)
1 zucchini, spiralized
1 red pepper – sliced thin
1 cucumber, spiralized
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Cut the veggies into ribbons, using either a spiralizer, mandoline, potato peeler or sharp knife. I used a spiralizer, and it truly is a great investment for a healthy lifestyle! Put the ribbons in a large bowl.
Place the dressing ingredients into the food processor. Process until smooth. It will be thick.
Toss the ribbons with the dressing. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and pistachios.
My goodness, you guys. This. Dish. Rocks. You see, I’m kind a stickler for salad dressing. I guess you could say, I’m a snob. Because I don’t like when they add artificial this and preservative-laden that to it. I just like real ingredients – things I’m able to pronounce. Well, let me tell you, this dressing couldn’t get any more wholesome if you tried!
It is so incredible. Rich. Thick. Creamy. Buttery. Sweet. Gingery. I could go on and on. I seriously could probably drink it, to be honest! But this dressing, smothered over the cold, crunchy veggies was just awesome! And then the salty crunch of the pistachios and the bright, fresh kick of cilantro at the end really put it over the top.
And the colors! My, oh my. It was like a rainbow exploded on my plate. The orange and purple, and green and yellow. It was just so pretty. I know, just from looking at it, that my taste buds were in for a treat.
Make this dish. You will become a believer of the dream team: Mango and Avocado. Or, as I like to refer to them: Combo Dombo – Combination Domination 🙂
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