I’m going to be perfectly upfront with you about this salad; it’s part of a bigger strategy.
You see I take my December eating pretty seriously. Christmas cookies, cheese balls, and cocktail wienies are all on the horizon and I know I won’t be able to enjoy them in all their glory if I still feel guilty about the excessive eating of Thanksgiving week. So I’m going to eat lots of hearty, nutritious salads for the next week or two. Don’t worry, they’ll be delicious enough that I’ll enjoy the ride.
Today: a zippy quinoa salad with heaps of mustard greens, chickpeas, plenty of roasted cauliflower, and capers. It’s a great make-on-Monday salad to pack in your lunchbox or have available for those I’m-so-starving-I-could-eat-a-whole-jar-of-peanut-butter-even-though-I-probably-shouldn’t moments.