Friday, 31 July 2015


Boston is known for being the place for great Universities, bio-tech start ups and top-notch sports teams, but… let me tell you it should actually be known for having the best salads in the planet! (and I’m an expert!)

One of my favorite spots in Boston is Live Alive, a restaurant and cafe near Cambridge’s Central Square. Basically everything they have is super healthy and delicious, but their salads are just from out of this world.

So here’s a salad recipe inspired in one of my favorites dishes from this glorious place! It’s really easy to make – the secret is on the sauce!

(serves 2)
For the salad:
A bunch of mixed greens
1 carrot, shredded
1 apple, thinly sliced
Pistachios, roughly chopped
½ cucumber, unpeeled, sliced

Simplified home made hummus:
1 cup canned chickpeas (Remove the thin peel of chickpeas for a smoother texture)
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to season
  • Combine all the hummus ingredients in a mixer and mix until smooth and creamy.
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
Ginger (about a 3cm piece)
Water (just a little bit, if needed)
  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a mixer and mix until it’s juicy. Add a touch of water if needed (it’s a sauce, so it needs to be juicy, but no to “watery”).
In a plate, place all the salad ingredients, making a base with the mixed greens and placing the other ingredients on top. Add the hummus on the sides and spread the sauce on top of all ingredients.

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