And we’re off!
Rob and I packed up all our things and are currently en route, road trip-style, to Houston. I have a few travel-themed recipes this week, as we drive across the country (down the country would be more accurate). 3000 km (over 1800mi). We have a lot of ground to cover.
I made a few travel snacks to bring with me (will be sharing throughout the next few weeks), and while I have tracked down a vegan restaurant in each city for dinner, I plan on eating simple meals throughout the day.
I brainstormed before I left. What can I easily find at grocery stores? What would pack well? For some reason, I kept returning to salads with avocado and lemon. Easy, peasy. Throw in some nuts/seeds, cooked beans or tofu as an easy protein. And then I decided sauerkraut would be a wonderful addition, too.
Not wanting to simplify my meals too soon, I knew I didn’t want to wait to try out an avocado and sauerkraut salad. With my current kitchen a few weeks ago, I had the liberty of making a more complex salad dressing, so I ran with it. A creamy miso dressing with a zip from ginger and the tang from apple cider vinegar. That creaminess? Not nuts: nutritional yeast. I imagine avocado would be nice pureed into the dressing as well, but I left it in chunks for the salad. Paired with the salty sauerkraut and crunchy sunflower seeds, this was delicious.
What are your favourite easy travel-friendly meals?
Avocado and Sauerkraut Salad with a Creamy Miso-Ginger Dressing
Adapted from Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast
1 cup sauerkraut (I am partial to Bubbie’s sauerkraut)
2 tbsp sunflower seeds (or nuts/seeds of choice)
mixed greens (or greens of choice)
1 tsp oil (I used Vega’s antioxidant EFA oil blend)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp white miso
1/4-1/2 tsp grated ginger, or to taste
1 tsp Braggs or low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1. Make your dressing by whisking oil, vinegar, miso, ginger, Braggs/soy sauce and nutritional yeast together. Mine was pretty thick, so thin it to your desired consistency. I liked mine goopy.
2. Assemble with greens, sauerkraut, avocado and sunflower seeds. Dollop with dressing.