TV Dinner done right

I whipped this up on Friday night before plunking down on the couch to watch one of my favorite go-to movies, The Princess Bride. I don’t know what to call this meal, mainly because it’s so simple to put together. It has great flavors, with guacamole and mango/papaya salsa, but what I love most about this dish is its vibrant color! I’m totally a believer that food is better when it looks fantastic too.

In case you want to make the salad for this dish, it’s really simple and delicious. I got inspired to use my sesame oil after eating this amazing lunch at a local organic cafe (below) which was a bowl of brown rice, spinach, baked tofu and grilled asparagus with a warm miso and shiitake mushroom vinaigrette. So, keeping with the Asian theme, I jazzed up these mache greens with some sesame oil, a sprinkle of good sea salt, and some shaved fresh carrots- which have a funny likeness to spaghetti… Mmm… are you thinking what I’m thinking? So, that’s it. Long gone are the days of Hungry Man. Now its just hungry Karla looking for a TV dinner done right.

Mache and Sesame Spaghetti Salad

Mache or micro greens, rinsed

Sesame oil

Sea salt, just a touch

carrots, shaved with peeler

Toasted sesame seeds

Asparagus Miso Bowl by Choco Canyon Cafe

Here’s to the joy of cooking and to us! -Karla

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