I am going to go ahead and make a bold statement. Lettuce is boring. Don’t get me wrong, I love my romaine, but I can only eat so much of it as my salad base before I am thoroughly over it. Gals, I am seriously done with it. BUT, do you know what I do love? Salad mixes. Those four dollar Taylor Farms pre-made mixes are fabulous, but I’d also like to have money for other fun things – books; date nights; and, let’s be real, shoes. So when my romaine lettuce salads failed me – or rather, I failed them – I decided to make my own. This mix makes three huge containers full of salad – enough for 3 weeks, and it hasn’t gone bad yet. Fingers crossed. It also took me about ten minutes to throw together and packs more vitamins and nutrients into my regular bowl. I used my food processor, which is by far and away my favorite kitchen appliance. If you don’t have a food processor, you can feel free to chop the ingredients by hand instead. It’s just a little more difficult and time consuming. More power to you! Either way the result is epic and you have a spectacular base mix to help make you lunch prep process a cinch. My life has been changed and there is no going back. Sorry, not sorry Romaine.
XOXO – Emily
- 1 Pound Brussel Sprouts, Raw
- 1 Bunch of Celery Stalks
- 1 Head Red Cabbage
- 2 Heads Romaine Lettuce
- 1 Bag of Chopped Kale
- In a food processor, with your slicer attachment, shred the brussel sprouts to your desired degree of thickness. If you don't have a food processor, you can chop them by hand.
- Chop the cabbage roughly into small pieces. Shred in the same way as the brussel spouts with your food processor.
- Chop celery.
- Chop romaine lettuce, tossing the ends of the leaves.
- Combine ingredients together.