Would it really be a Gotham Greens x Grateful Dead collaboration without a tie-dye salad in the mix?
We’re calling this the Shakedown Salad as an ode to Shakedown Street. Named for the 1980 Grateful Dead song of the same name, this iconic parking lot pop-up is the place to be for pre-concert food, drinks, merch, and camaraderie with other Dead Heads.
Grateful Greens Shakedown Salad
– 1 package Grateful Greens
– 3-4 rainbow carrots: some sliced into half-moons, some shaved into ribbon curls
– Assorted rainbow cauliflower and Romanesco
– Red or yellow beets: cooked, sliced and quartered
– Crumbled feta or goat cheese
– Toasted sunflower seeds
– Your favorite Gotham Greens dressing
– Other ingredient ideas to play with based on seasonality: blood oranges, watermelon radishes, heirloom tomatoes and turmeric-roasted cauliflower.
Toss together and serve! A few tips to make your salad stand out:
1. The secret to gorgeously curly carrot ribbons? A fresh ice bath. Peel your carrots and slice in half lengthwise with a chef’s knife. On the flat side, use a peeler to make long carrot strips. Place the strips in ice water while you prepare the rest of your salad — when it’s time to plate and serve, they’ll be nice and curly.
2. We discovered something fun when playing around with purple cauliflower. If you hit the florets with a little bit of sunflower oil and some heat from the stove, the charred spots will turn vibrantly blue! For a cool tie-dye effect, keep some parts raw for a violet-and-blue look as you cook.
3. Don’t toss that beet juice – drizzle it over your goat cheese to help it pick up that signature hot pink color.
What other ingredients would you put in your tie-dye salad?