Thursday, July 3, 2008

Raw Marinated Vegetable Salad

I've had a number of requests for the recipe of the dish that's currently featured as my main photo. I deliberately took a picture of the ingredient list of this dish when I was at Whole Foods' raw bar last weekend because it looked so delicious. Although I haven't made it yet, I've bought everything and I'm planning try it out on my non-raw family at this weekend's Fourth of July celebration.

For the Raw Marinated Vegetable Salad:
red bell pepper
sun dried tomatoes (soaked 1 hour)
red onion

For the marinade:
lemon juice
nama shoyu (or wheat free tamari)
olive oil
minced fresh garlic

Chop and combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together the dressing/marinade and pour over the chopped vegetables, working in to coat and cover thoroughly. Allow vegetables to marinade for several hours before serving, or if you have a dehydrator, place veggies on a teflex sheet on a dehydrator tray and leave in for at least an hour to soften and warm.

I'll be away at Quail Ranch (my husband's family farm in Southwestern Oklahoma) from this afternoon until Sunday and I'm pretty sure that I won't have internet connection. I know it's good to unplug for awhile every now and then, but I'll certainly miss communicating with you. Along with quality multi-generational bonding time, amazing food (both raw and cooked) and random acts of Shelton family dysfunction, the boys are planning to get their pyromania on by torching an arsenal of fireworks all weekend. I promise to take plenty of photographs to share with you early next week. Wishing you a fun-filled and safe 4th of July weekend!!



KombuchaCHIC said...

Yum! That looks divine!

MARYYX said...

I love it - "random acts of family dysfunction" - what a sense of humour. Ha!

Oh my goodness, that salad looks so good! One of these days - I'm going to go back to the beginning of your blog, and just write down recipes.

Into day four of my new juice feast, and on a roll. It feels very comfortable this time around.

Love ya!

Kristen's Raw said...

Have fun and Happy 4th to you :)

Ingrid said...

Hi Penni - it's been a little while since I stopped by your blog. Looking good! This marinated vegetable salad makes my mouth water it looks so good.

Your Austin trip looked like you and your hubby had a great time. And you! You look hands-down marvelous!!!

Enjoy a safe, fun and raw 4th!

Oh and your husbands business card... that is awesome.

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

I must try that one!
Pixy Lisa

Raw Runner said...

Thanks so much for the recipe! Have a Happy 4th.

"Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" said...

a nice and tasty one

Ive made a small add
I put few drops of Ouzo,
the result it was not bad at all
have a nice weekend

Antony Heaven said...

Delicious! I hope you enjoy the random acts of family dysfunction and the fireworks etc. It's quite difficult to imagine an Oklahoma ranch in London but I'm sure the photos will help :-)

Isle Dance said...

Divine!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

Random acts of family dysfunction is what makes the world go around! Your dish looks so your blog!


deaintheraw said...

Mmm yr marinated veggies sound divine.

I always make my marinade with lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper a drop of agave...I can't get nama shoyu here.

Hope you had a wonderful
4th, miss you and all the others these days I haven't been plugged in that much, un bacio e un abbraccio a kiss and a hug for you my dear, see you in September can't wait! xo Dea

Wendi Dee said...

That looks like it could be an addictive some until full, a little while later think you want to eat it again even though you aren't hungry yet, eat some until too full, etc. It looks so cooked to me, and beautiful at the same time.

I hope you had a great time while you were away!


Bunny Berry said...

I really need to remember to start marinating things when I want that sauteed feel. I've been so boring lately. Salad. Salad. Smoothie. Salad.