Jewish Journal

Vegan Seize-Her Salad [Recipe]

by Elana Horwich

October 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

All Hail Seize-Her!

All Hail the unique mystery and power of women that will be passionately seized by this yummy salad.

All Hail the unique desire of women to crunch and crunch and crunch when we eat.

All Hail the other unique desire of women to find foods that we can crunch and crunch and crunch  tons of without adding inches to our buxom beauty.

All Hail the illustrious deeds of women worldwide which will excuse us for the rest of time for being really really lazy in the kitchen.

All Hail the genius artistry of women who can be lazy in the kitchen and still make an amazing salad.

All Hail the gorgeous bones of women, strong enough to bear real live children, that will be strengthened further by the particular calcium/magnesium balance found in the sesame seeds that top the Seize-Her Salad and are also pureed into the tahini of the hummus dressing that lightly coats each piece of romaine with perfect creamy flavor.

All Hail.

Bon Appetito.


for one entree salad or two appetizer portions

  • one good size head romaine lettuce (about 12 leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar*
  • 1 teaspoon wheat-free tamari* (or soy sauce)
  • 3 leveled tablespoons your favorite (raw) hummus (plain - no extra flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon gomasio toasted sesame topping* (with seaweed if you can find it)

*shop for these items here

Normal Person’s Version:

  1. Wash and dry romaine leaves.
  2. Cut into 1 ½ inch wide strips.
  3. Mix all ingredients for dressing in a small bowl and toss with leaves.
  4. Taste and adjust.
  5. Top with gomasio.

Incredibly Lazy Person’s No Clean-Up Version - ME!

  1. Rinse leaves and dry with a paper towel.
  2. Holding all the leaves in two hands, twist cut the leaves into 1 ½ inch wide strips, more or less.
  3. Put lettuce in bowl. Pour in olive oil, vinegar and tamari and toss.
  4. Add hummus and toss well to coat all leaves.
  5. Taste and adjust.
  6. Top with gomasio.

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Elana Horwich is the founder of Meal and a Spiel, a boutique Beverly Hills cooking school and online recipe resource based on the philosophy that anyone can learn to cook. Her...

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