Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Bay Area Style Salad

When I tell people I am from the San Francisco Bay Area, they make Berkeley jokes (my husband included) and I think the salad I made is quite representative of the perception of the Bay.  We eat sprouts and veggies and there is no California style without an avocado in it.  We like our greens and herbs and I'm no exception.
Here is my salad step by step:
Spicy delicious bed of organic arugula
Sprouts layered on top
Chopped shrooms (perhaps a salute to the good ole days of San Francisco's past), cucumbers, and avocado
California almonds, dried cranberries, raspberries, and pomegranate arils
I love this combination together and hope you'll give it a try!

Are there any distinct foods that describe where you live?  San Francisco definitely has Ghirardelhi chocolate, sourdough, and a crunchy, hippy personality that rocks my socks off!

11 comments:

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Being from Louisiana, I can definitely relate! Gumbo, jamalaya, pralines, beignets...lol, nothing healthy like the Bay area, but delicious all the same!

*Naomi* said...

YUM that salad looks SO good!

ahhh BOSTOn what are we known for?! well clam CHOWDA! but I dont like clams so that soup is not for me!


but any seafood really I LOVE!

Gabriela said...

Philly is known for its cheesesteaks, which I don't really go for, but I can't turn down a good Philly soft pretzel!!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Saskatchewan is known for bison (although most people don't eat it very often), beef, perogies, and berries - especially Saskatoon berries.

Anne Marie said...

The Philly Cheesesteak is a classic where I live. :)

Mo Diva said...

Now *THAT* is a salad! sprouts and avocado are MUSTS in my salads and i love spring mixes with arugula in them... i heart arugula!

Mo Diva said...

NY is known for all things bad for you.
pizza, bagels, and cawfee.

PamperME said...

Hi Apple, I'm from WI so we're known for cheese, beer, and brats. YUM! Question: how do you keep your avacados from going brown--I assume you don't eat the whole thing at once.

Katie ♥ said...

Love this salad!! I love almonds on a salad and sprouts rock!!!!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmm well i Pittsburgh where Im from they have Primanti sandiches that are famous! I dont like them but everyone does, they have eggs, coleslaw, french fries, and whatever meat you choose on them!! Yikes!!!! lol!!

Love you!! Thank you again so much for my present!!!!

Mari said...

Yums that salad looks great! I need to buy some sprouts...

NY is known for its bagels and pizza...CARB AND CARB! lol

Veggielady4life said...

Love your salad! It looks almost identical to what I make for my lunches!! Glad I found your blog... looking forward to following you!