I used to happily eat tons of salad but I would put olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper on them . Now when I eat a salad without the dressing it is just bleck! I can barely eat it. I've tried a few raw dressings like mango and tomato, tahini and lemon, corn and tomato, avocado, tomato, and cilantro... but nothing seems to satisfy. I know I need the greens...so my question is: Does it get better? Will my taste buds come to enjoy such a plain salad?
YES! In my experience totally, I love plain greens now. But sometimes I do still like to put a bunch of fresh herbs in my salad such as thyme, basil, cilantro, dill, etc. When I first started eating salads I would put a dressing on them made from avocado and cucumber, which has a really good texture (and sometimes add some lemon juice) or sometimes I will make a sort of pesto (basil, green onions, avocado-sometimes and other herbs) on my salad. I don't like sweet dressings, or too lemony dressings.... You could also try shredding up the lettuce really small, when I was first starting out I found that made it easier to eat. You could add some young coconut meat to your salad or sprinkle some seeds on it! But yeah, salads that are really plain totally taste wonderful to me now.
I also love spinach soup, blended with tomatoes and celery! Or you could make green smoothies, but I also think those are kinda gross sometimes :P! Hope you find something you like.
Avocado and cucumber sounds good....especially with herbs.
yeah i am having the same prob about plain leafs, i love oil and salt and lemon and proper balsamic.
plain leafs kind of make me gag, unless i pick them from a garden and eat them.
Your tastebuds will adjust eventually. Lately, I've just been having my 1 lb. of lettuce, chopped fine, drizzled with lemon or lime. I'm finding it easier to down the all that salad the more plain it is.
I don't have a scale. How can I estimate a pound?
Get a scale, darlin'.
I think there's a chart in the book.
Oh yeah! I'll look.
I know this isn't really considered a salad. But if you are concerned about green things. I make a "salad" with chopped apple, grapes and celery which is really good. Kind of like sweet and salty popcorn. LOL. Anyways - just another way to get the green stuff in without having to worry about dressing. Good luck!
After a few days of eating nothing but bananas, I relish the flavor of some plain butter lettuce, even romaine lettuce.
Thanks. And yeah...I figured out the bombard your salad with tomatoes thing tonight. Had a piece of tomato about every-other bite. Made it better.