Sep 25, 2013
Elaine’s Big Salad + Coconut Bacon Bits
“It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.”
One of my favorite Seinfeld episodes is the one where Elaine and Jerry are forced to eat at a diner that is not their familiar one because of a faux pas of George. Elaine is trying to order her big salad… unfortunately she doesn’t have a lot of luck.
Hilde (waitress): (walks up to the table) Hello.
Jerry: Oh, hi Hilde. Can I get an egg white omelet?
Hilde: Did you read the menu?
Jerry: All right, just give me a western. (unhappy)
Elaine: How about a Big Salad?
Hilde: A big salad?
Elaine: (to George) You see?
George: Just tell her what’cha want, they’ll make it for ya.
Elaine: It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.
Hilde: I can bring you 2 small salads.
Elaine: Could you put it in a big bowl?
Hilde: We don’t have any big bowls.
Elaine: All right. Just give me a cup of decaf.
|baby lettuce mix, shredded beets, carrots and yellow squash, jicama, grape tomatoes, cucumber,
red and green bell pepper, clover sprouts, sunflower sprouts and garbanzo beans.
This big salad is filled with nutrients and you can, of course, use whatever veggies you like and whatever salad dressing suits your fancy. I have lots of salad dressing recipes on this blog, especially nut-based, oil-free dressings like here, and here, and here…
- ½ cup flaked, raw coconut
- 1 TBS tamari
- 1 TBS pure maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Add the coconut flakes to a bowl with the other ingredients and stir well.
- Spread out on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, take them out of the oven and toss them around a bit.
- Bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let cool. They get crunchy as they do.
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container to maintain crunchiness.