Being an adult can be pretty awesome. You can buy fancy beer, even though I sometimes still blush when they card me. I really should stop doing that, I've been "of age" for a while now.
You can eat pints of blueberries and bunches of carrots from farmers markets and call it lunch. No one is judging.
You can fly your best friend (since the age of 11!) up from Texas just to make her go on a hike with you. No, we did other stuff but really, who are we kidding…
A few days later you can hike up the side of a mountain and stay up late. Did I mention I did this all in the past few days? No? Yeah, sometimes being an adult is cool. These are some of the major pros.
Other times, I eat popcorn sans pants and call it dinner when I don't have much time on my hands. Don't judge me. When you're an adult you'll see all things are possible. This salad? One of the awesome parts of being an adult. One week I got a surplus of vegetables I don't usually cook with in my CSA box. I had eaten fennel before but had yet to cook with it. Adult arugula? POUNDS of zucchini? Good thing a few days before I finally purchased Heidi Swanson's "Super Natural Everyday."
Anyone who is even slightly acquainted with me knows that I have a slight addiction to cookbooks. Some I rarely use and others that every page is splattered in stains. Already this one belongs in the latter category. As the name of the book implies, all of the recipes are as natural as possible and relatively free of "additives" (sugars, refined grains, etc).
Moral of the blog post: this salad is easy to put together, you can make it ahead and everyone will think you're a super fancy adult.