Attempt at a Salad

I say attempt because I made a lot of changes from the original recipe for this salad.

For a couple of months, Aj and I were trying Blue Apron. I don’t remember ever having a bad meal with them, we only cancelled the subscription because we rarely have the same eating schedule as each other so it was hard to find a time to make it.

There was one particular meal that really stood out to me, it was so delicious! I wanted to make it again but a couple of the ingredients for it were very specific and difficult to find in the area, so we made some substitutions.

The ingredients:

2 Corn Tortillas (substituted regular tortilla chips broken up for this)
¾ cup Semi-Pearled Farro (substituted barley)
4 Radishes
1 Avocado
1 Cara Cara Orange (just used a regular orange)
1 Lime
1 Sweet Potato
½ lb Broccoli
1 Chipotle Pepper In Adobo Sauce (this was so specific, I originally planned to substitute a jalapeno instead but the store was out! So instead, used a Serrano pepper)
1 oz Queso Fresco (opted for two ounces because cheese)
1 Shallot
1 Tbsp Agave Nectar

So if you want the recipe, it is available here. I do recommend, if you have the time and finances, to try Blue Apron!

Here’s some photos of our process:

Prepped ingredients
More prepped ingredients


Barley cooking
Broccoli, sweet potato, pepper
To roast!
Meanwhile, the other ingredients are prepped to be ready
Adding veggies to barley
More things added
Dished, ready for the last ingredients!
Finished product

In the end, IT TURNED OUT SO DELICIOUS! It wasn’t quite as spicy as the original which kind of showcased all the other ingredients. I definitely will make this again sometime. Maybe make more changes next time.

I would note that I enjoyed the extra cheese. Aj noted that he liked the chips for more of a crunch and also the barley he liked better than farro.

It also inspired us to try cooking more often so we’ll see what becomes of that!

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