This recipe is based on a salad I had recently at The Cheesecake Factory. We played "food detective" and tried to guess the ingredients in the dressing, then replaced some ingredients to "raw-it-up" a bit. The result was one of the best salads I've had in a long time! The trick is in the chopping. Small pieces make it more fun-- don't ask me why!
Sometimes I make a big batch of this and serve it with apple slices for dinner. Yum! Skeptics are always amazed by how good it tastes! You can also stuff romaine leaves with this to make "tacos". If you must use chips, try pita chips or multigrain chips-- just Not tortilla chips!
This recipe is based on one my friend Ali made. Hers was a non-raw version that tasted so good, I knew I could make it just as good raw-style. We got lucky on this one, just replacing a couple of ingredients and marinating the mushrooms instead of cooking them-- it's now one of our favorite things to eat! This was even a hit with our carnivorous family members-- a great crowd-pleaser! The peanut sauce is actually made with almond butter instead of peanuts because peanuts are not technically raw, but it tastes just like the real thing!