I love to make salad. It’s simple and fast, not to mention efficiency which I like. Another favorite reason is a way for me to clean out the fridge. Especially vegetables that I sometimes buy one too many, which we all do, right?
This time I found some neat ones that inspired me to throw together a Rainbow Salad dressed with zesty balsamic vinaigrette.
The fresh ingredients you will need are probably already in your fridge: red pepper, yellow pepper, tomato, candy-striped beet, cucumber, and spring mix (from Costco or mix together organic baby arugula, organic baby lettuces, organic baby spinach, red and green chard).
Add sunflower seeds, salmon roe, roasted black and/or white sesame seeds, and shaved Parmesan cheese to jazz up the aroma, texture and flavors of the salad.
Then drizzle the salad with zesty balsamic vinaigrette, which mixed together with 1/2 tsp orange zest, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tbsp finely chopped mint, 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette, 2 tbsp sesame oil.
And there you have it in less than 30 minutes! A beautiful gourmet rainbow salad loaded with countless of nutrients.
Stay healthy! Stay happy!
Have a beautiful day!
Looks yummy! I love colourful food :-p
Me too! It’s a plate of green veggies is dull to eat. Whereas a plate of colorful veggies is happy and cheerful to dig in 🙂
Lovely colors 🙂 indeed like a rainbow
Thanks! I love how one could put this together so effortlessly and get a beautiful result 🙂
Great Looking Salad! Reminds me of Spring.
I was contemplating between the name spring or rainbow. So indeed it reminds me of the colorful flowery spring.
Oh Irene, this all looks so fresh and delicious! Your pictures are superb (as always). What program do you use to label your pictures? It looks great! Very hip 🙂
Hi Stephan! Long time! I heard you have moved. Missed you on WordPress. I used the good old photoshop to do the texts, easy and fast.
So beautiful and your pictures are mouth watering. I often eat a big salad to clean out the fridge but it rarely looks as pretty! =)
Thanks, sweetie! It’s a trick that I do to get my hubby to get salad with me more often 🙂
Irene! you sure know how to jazz up your salad. the salmon roe sure makes it luxurious! 😉
It does! And I like to pop them in my mouth too…like the popping boba balls 🙂
These are more beautiful than a rainbow! I love the overall presentation. Great job my friend.
Hi Danny! Thanks for the encouragement words. This is another salad that makes me smile while eating it. ^_^
Looks real good! The presentation was awesome! 110%
110%! No way, Rich! But thank you for the very kind words. That means a lot. It is a motivation and encouragement 🙂
I’m glad to find you, such a lovely blog with vibrant colours. I like your presentation and don’t feel like going back, will follow you through Facebook I would like to get connect with you to see your new ventures.
Love & Hugs!
Thank you so much for coming by and the follow, Rashida! I will see you on Facebook.
What a wonderful idea! And the presentation can’t be beat! Your photos are gorgeous, so glad I found your blog!
Thank you so much for the kind words, sweetie!
With the Rainbow Salad, eating healthy is not so dull anymore (a way to get my hubby eats salad with me).
Ooh I love your photos!! Beautiful and delicious. I’ve never seen candy-striped beets but they’re now on my shopping list for sure!
Thanks! I found them at a farmer’s market at random. They taste crunchy and sweet, especially the stripes and beautiful color I love. Good luck with the search! Enjoy your weekend!
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