Tuesday, July 15

Brazilian GF Salad

reposted from 11-17-08 for my friends who are slimming for summer.  Lori and Lindy? I mean you!  Also reprinted because it's summer, it's delicious and I'm craving it.  Maybe I'm having Grandma cravings--yesterday it was for Dia's p-b double chocolate cookies.  Hope that baby gets here soon, I'm sympathy bulking up!

So here is the finished product (see the story below)

1 lb. cooked small shrimp
1 cup cucumber
2 green onions chopped
2 stalks celery
1 fresh tomato diced
1 cup lettuce sliced/shredded
1 cup red grapes sliced
1/4 cup carrot grated
1/4 cup sliced almonds

1 tube wasabi paste or 1 tsp dry wasabi powder
1/3 cup mayonnaise or olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tablespoon of honey

WOW! I made it and it is delicioso! So, here it is. I guessed at the measurements, but when I replicated the salad it was a success!!!!

Delicioso GF Brazilian Wasabi Salad
Story of its CREATION

I went to a Brazillian girlfriend's baby shower and saw this fabulous salad. I love foods that stretch my cultural bounds, but now that I'm GF, buffets are a big no! So at most buffets, I wile away the time chewing carrors and dissecting the offerings at the buffet, using other bodies as taste testers and imagining what the dishes might taste like if they were certified GF.  It's a way to get social fulfillment now, with less gastro disturbance later.

At this party, I spied a salad that looked promising. From the other effusive compliments, I could tell that it was imperative that I try to replicate this one for GF. I couldn't speak the language well enough to understand how much of whatever the chef put in it, but she did understand enough English to agree with me when I made a guess at what was in the salad. 



This looks so good, and something different to take to parties, thanks for the great post!

Lindy Echeverria said...

Yum! Thanks for the reminder. Now get back here so you can make it for me! You know everything tastes better when made by someone else, lol ;)