Salad making: 50% raw 50% steamed = 100% delicious

On a veggie boosted food regime and making a conscious effort to eat healthier and include more greens into meals.

I love salads, and ate only ital food for 5 years before, so it’s not a foreign feeling, but am not so familiar with different ways of preparing green meals. Over the weekend, I had a craving for a salad and tried making one a new way – using 50% steamed and 50% raw veg.

Y’all, it was delicious! The natural flavours of the vegetables fuse together nicely, and the soft and medium-done texture combo makes it somewhat more filling that an all-raw salad. So I thought to share the prep-steps with you here:

Prepping the veggies


1 hand of kale

2 stalks of broccoli

1/5 sweet pepper

1 small carrot

5 small okras

1 think stalk of thyme

1 tbsp sesame seed oil

2 parsley leaves

1 blade of chive

tiny bit of finely-diced red pepper

sprinkle of salt and black pepper 

sprinkle of spices

Broccoli, kale, and okra with a few spices + a sprinkle of salt


  1. Grater carrot, cheese, and garlic. Dice sweet peppers and chives. Shred thyme stalk. Set aside.
  2. Slice the broccoli into small bouquets and kale (keep okra whole) and steam in a saucepan (cover on) for 3-5 minutes (so they still have a crunch.)
  3. Add salt and black pepper to saucepan. Remove from heat when ready.
  4. In a clean salad bowl, combine everything together – sprinkle cheese, splash sesame seed oil and stir together.
  5. Get a plate and enjoy.
Steamed and raw veggies with grated cheese, garlic and red pepper. The bright orange of the carrot and the pastel yellow of the cheese add nice accents to the rich greens.
A salad before songwriting

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