I don’t mind most vegetables but I have never eaten enough on a regular basis, especially raw, which is supposed to be the most nutritious form. Don’t even get me started on raw broccoli…I distinctly remember a time at the grocery store when I was little when I was given a piece of raw broccoli to sample some dip. I tried it. Walked away nearly vomited. Seriously. I love cooked or steamed broccoli, even plain but I want nothing to do with raw broccoli.
Over Thanksgiving this year I went against my better judgement and tried a veggie salad that had raw broccoli and cauliflower (another veggie at the bottom of my list). I discovered I LOVED this salad. On a whim last night I ran to the store and tried to re-create this recipe. I forgot the cauliflower and added feta cheese but you can pretty much come up with ingredients that suit your tastes.
Small Package of Cherry Tomatoes
Small Stalk of Broccoli
Small Can of Sliced Black Olives
2 Handfuls of Green Olives
2 Handfuls of Shredded Cheese
Small Container of Feta Cheese
Creamy Italian Dressing (use as much or little as you like)
This is kind of a throw together recipe (i.e. EASY!) so I didn’t measure anything. Simply chop the veggies, toss everything in a bowl and pour in the dressing.
It really doesn’t take a lot of dressing (which I think is key for me to eat the broccoli!) so start with a little and add as you feel necessary. Mix well. Chill in refrigerator.
I could eat this stuff all day. Seriously. Probably not a bad idea either, except I accidentally poured a little too much dressing. I love it, but it’s not low-fat so that prevents me from calling this a “healthy” recipe. But it can’t be all that bad, right?!
Do you like raw veggies? What are your favorite (kinda sorta healthy) veggie recipes?