Damn Good Salad

Along with some millet and chickpea croquettes, I made this salad for lunch today. And it is too good not to share with you RIGHT NOW. The only thing I could think as I was putting it together was that this is going to be a damn good salad. And it is. And so it is named. Another title would have been safer- Yummy Green Salad, or perhaps¬†Quick Boiled Broccoli & Celery with Fresh Arugula, Sliced Toasted Almonds, Nori and Magic Dressing. Eh. Anyhoo. It really doesn’t matter what it’s called- only that it is delicious. Ridiculously delicious. It’s a damn good salad.

Damn Good Salad

This was more of a throw together type salad- a bit of this, some of that… voila! Use your instincts as to how much you want of each ingredient. I wish I had used a bit more celery.



Celery, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

Broccoli, cut into small, bite sized florets

Toasted Almonds (I make a big batch at once, and then I have them on hand for salad like this… handy!!)

1 sheet nori- torn into small pieces, or you  can use scissors to cut if you want a more precise cut.

Magic Dressing


Place a medium sized pot on the stove, fill about 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil.

While the water is doing its thing, wash and dry the arugula then place in a salad bowl.

When the water is boiling rapidly, add the celery and remove after about 20 seconds. Run it under cold water, strain and add it to the arugula.

Once the water is boiling again, add the broccoli for about 30 seconds. Remove, run under cold water, strain and add to the salad.

Mix together the greens with the toasted almonds and the magic dressing.

Top with nori and serve.

Kathi W - January 7, 2012 - 2:14 pm

I am totally making this salad tomorrow! LOVE your blog!

EKat - February 5, 2012 - 1:26 pm

I made this salad for my gals dinner party and my friends freaked out! I will make this once a week. YUM.

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