Salade de l’amour (Love Salad).

I would like to share a new discovery that I have recently made: Salade de l’amour. This is French for salad of love (what a great name!). Last week I was sitting in the kitchen at work observing what my colleagues were munching on for lunch. Right next to me, one of my commerads was enjoying a beautiful, colourful salad. When I asked her about it, she told me that it was a typically Québécois salad, and how is that I was not familiar with this dish? As she was describing how to make the salad, I could taste the sweet/ salty contrast of the dressing and the variety of textures and flavours of the veggies. As soon as I got home, I whipped up a bowl, and it was an instant hit with the family! I would also like to point out that this is an easy way to include a good variety of veggies in your day, in case you’re like me and you tend to always eat the same 3 or 4 vegetables, week after week…

salade de l'amour

Here is the recipe:

Salade de l’amour

300 g of baby spinach
2 cups of bean sprouts
1 green pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 pack of mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
2 celery ribs, diced
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup of sunflower seed/ raisin mix

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 balsamic vinegar
1/4 soya sauce
2 table spoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the veggies in a large bowl, add dressing and toss to coat veggies. Enjoy!