Simple things are just so wonderful… and this all-around do-gooder is a true win-win!
If you have a juicer at home, you most definitely have the pulp. And if you have a twin-gear masticating juicer like me that presses produce between the gears and then wrings it out as a second step, the leftover pulp is dry enough to have endless uses. It’s just a matter of thinking about what to do other than compost or add to my puppies’ homemade food (which they gobble up by the way. They love their wheatgrass and carrot juice slurps in the morning!) Oops.. I digress, but I love my pups so much!
Okay… the veggie pulp I like to use for this salad is from juicing carrots and celery in equal amounts, then some beets and its greens, some dandelion greens, bit of garlic, and some turmeric and ginger. I usually end up juicing the ginger and turmeric first and using the pulp to brew some fresh tea, but a bit of it goes in this salad. However, I let it mostly be made of carrots and celery with a touch of the aforementioned greens.
INGREDIENTS/WHAT TO DO:
- 2 cups of veggie pulp (celery, carrot, some beet with greens, ginger/turmeric)
- 3-4 Tablespoons of vegan “mayo”
- 1/2 lemon to squeeze into it
- 1/4 cup each sprouted pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and almonds (totaling 3/4 cup of nuts)
- 1/4 cup of finely sliced celery (adding chopped parsley or green onions would be nice)
- 2 Tablespoons (to taste) seasonings including harissa, turmeric, cumin, oregano
- 2 Tablespoon of nutritional yeast
- salt and pepper, and cayenne to taste
- dash of coconut aminos for a bit of flavor depth
- JUST MIX ALL OF THESE INGREDIENTS OR ONES YOU CHOOSE TO INCORPORATE THOROUGHLY AND BE READY TO LICK THAT SPOON! REMEMBER, WHAT YOU DO WITH IS TOTALLY UP TO YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND TO MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT IS LEFT FROM JUICING!
It’s so handy to have as an on-the-go meal with crackers or on a lettuce leaf or wrapped in nori… or as topping on a traditional leafy salad…or mixed (hidden) in meat dishes to sneak some extra healthy love into a loved one.
Try mixing it up! A sweet version could be to use raisins and crushed pineapple and cut back on the savory seasonings… there really is no wrong way to go about cutting back on the food waste and enjoying this versatile dish.
So keep on enjoying your juice!