If you want a salad that can wow – and one that you can even make without a recipe – this vegan Mediterranean BLT salad is a scrumptious pick! The key to it is paying attention to every single ingredient like each is the most important part of the salad.
What was your favorite food in college? Pizza? Burritos? Ramen noodles? Some strange, cheapo concoction? Mine was spaghetti alla checca … which is kind of like a basic version of this pasta with heirloom tomatoes, plant-based mozzarella, and basil! I know, I know … not your typical college pick! But it was so simple to fix — especially the easy version that I made by tossing plain spaghetti w/diced fresh tomato, chopped fresh basil, diced mozzarella cheese, garlic and salt. I got one of my roommates hooked on it, too. (She tells me she still makes it!)
If you don’t already have a favorite fattoush salad, you need this fattoush with heirloom tomatoes in your life. It’s fresh, vibrant, and even fun. And for me, it’s quite comforting. I know, I know! Leafy salads aren’t usually thought of as comforting. But it is for me since fattoush is the first salad I ate as a child. And it’s the only one I actually liked until I was a teen and started to experiment with “diet” salads. (Yikes!)