The vegetarian lifestyle is about putting clean-burning fuel into your body, and discouraging the killing and otherwise inhumane treatment of animals. One of the mainstays people imagine when they think of vegetarianism is the salad. Despite all of the delightful meals you can prepare as a vegetarian, the salad is still the first thing that springs to mind when somebody declares they do not eat meat.
As you know by now, the world of salads has evolved far beyond a lemon slice on a platter of greens. In fact, they have evolved so far, that many salads are more fattening than a burger and fries. However, one does not have settle for a dull salad, to have a healthy salad. One of the most exciting salads you can prepare, in fact, is one of the most healthy. The reason is because it incorporates almost every vegetable you can think of, dices them into miniature bite-sized pieces, and mixes them together in one beautiful, mouth-watering salad.
The Diced Salad consists of
- Yellow squash
- Red bell-peppers
- and Mushrooms.
The only problem with this salad is that it is so time consuming in preparing. This is because each ingredient must be diced into quarter-inch to half-inch pieces. The tomatoes must not contain the juicy pulp, only the skin should be used, otherwise it will give the salad a messy appearance. Once all of these vegetables have been diced, the salad lettuce should be cut up into pieces only a bit larger than the diced vegetables. When finished, the colorful vegetables should be mixed together with the lettuce, and the result is a salad that is as pleasing to look at, as it is delightful to taste. Many people prefer not to use salad dressing on this salad, because it takes away from the natural combination of all of the flavors. Whether or not you are a vegetarian, if you want to impress a houseful of guests, serve this salad and listen to the appreciation.