As a side note, I have to admit that I don't have patience for people who claim,"I don't eat anything green. It's gross." Oh really? Green is gross? You mean, the color that symbolizes new life, calm, and peace? You don't want to eat that? Rolling my eyes at you. Be an adult and eat your vegetables. I promise they can be delicious. How can they be delicious? Add some fat! Add some healthy fat. Please don't tell me that you still think that fat makes you fat. It doesn't. In fact, you NEED healthy fats to help you absorb all the good stuff that you get from veggies. Ok, I'll stop ranting, and just give you a recipe that is the perfect example of vegetables that taste fresh and great, with some wonderful healthy sources of fat.
Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Organic Purple Basil
1 organic cucumber, diced
1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons of small diced red onions
juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoon of high quality, organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon of chopped organic purple basil (green will do fine if you can't find purple!)
1 teaspoon of sea salt
20 grinds of fresh pepper
1/2 a teaspoon of organic garlic granules
*Ok, it's this simple: mix everything together in a bowl. You can let all the flavors marry in the fridge for 30 minutes if you'd like, but honestly I usually just eat this right away.
I hope you guys enjoy this quick and easy side dish as much as I do, and I encourage you to grow some of your own herbs. You just need enough space for a medium sized pot, a decent amount of sunlight, and enough patience to try to remember to water it. If I can grow these on my tiny balcony, anybody can!