It has been absolutely freezing here in Montreal this week. Yesterday, while walking home from the bus stop, I noticed that I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore and that the condensation from my mouth had frozen, causing my scarf to stick to my face. I expect a similar thing to happen to me this morning.
Even inside it’s been chilly. The tiles in the kitchen and bathroom require one to wear socks and I have seriously worn out my sweat pants.
Because of the cold, we’ve been consuming a lot of tea, which makes sense.
A lot of salad.
No idea why!! You’d think we’d be craving soup, but quite honestly we eat salad all year ’round. What changes in our giant bowl of greens is the collection of ingredients, depending on the season, so for this chilly weather I wanted something bright and funky with a whole bunch of sauce and a thick (warm!) slice of fresh bread.
So here you have it – a fabulous collection of greens, edamame, carrots, peppers, green onions, big cashews and a Thai style garlicky sesame-ginger dressing.
Grab some tea and dig in!
Have a nice weekend everyone! xx
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp chopped lemongrass (outer part removed)
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
- 6 cups baby greens (I used an oriental mix)
- 3 medium-sized carrots, shaved with a vegetable peeler
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3/4 cup green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1 cup sea salted cashews
- Place all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust taste to your liking and transfer mixture to a mason jar (or a bowl). Give your food processor a quick rinse and wipe (you'll use it soon!)
- Cook the edamame by boiling it for 3 minutes. Drain and allow it to cool.
- Meanwhile, add baby greens, peppers, green onions, and shaved carrots into a large salad bowl.
- Place the cooked edamame, cilantro, and cashews in the food processor and pulse 5 times to get a minced texture. Transfer to your bowl of greens a bowl and toss everything together.
- Drizzle with the dressing, toss gently and enjoy immediately.