There’s so much about the world and what’s going on that makes me shake my fist and head and anything else that ain’t tied down, but one thing I super applaud is the all-the-foods salad.
Less grain-heavy than the average Portland bowl, I can usually—usually—eat these things in one sitting and not need someone to roll me home. Yet they’ve got a full, nicely balanced bunch of nutrients, which I occasionally care about.
This one’s from Laughing Planet, the burrito place. (Yes, I can go to a burrito place and not get a burrito.) It’s the Grains & Greens salad, and it’s got some lettuces, kale, sprouted lentils, quinoa, cherry tomatoes, radishes, dried cranberries, and grilled broccoli in a pretty light basil-garlic vinaigrette, plus sunflower seeds. For a little extra, they’ll put a whole bunch of tempeh on there for ya.
I’ve ordered this a few times and it is, of course, a little different each time. Different cooks, lunch rush versus quiet time, you know how it goes. But it’s always pretty great. Light enough for our freakishly hot late-summer days but comforty enough for gray, rainy days…
Awww, Grains & Greens salad, I think I might love you