As important as a low amine diet is to someone with problems with amines, it doesn’t mean that food should be any less filling or satisfying. A good salad can make a meal much more substantive, and add a lot to the flavor palate, if it’s done right. This salad is light and aromatic, with hints of a sweetness that’s almost floral (from the longan fruit).
I dressed it with my own easy Apple Shallot Sage Salad Dressing.
4 large handfuls spring greens mix
2 leaves green leaf lettuce
3 leaves cabbage
1/4 C parsley, minced
1/4 C cilantro, minced
2 Tbsp bacon crumbles (omit or use fake bacon for vegetarian / vegan option)
1 mango (you want one that’s just barely ripe)
15 longan fruit (also called “Dragon’s Eyes” fruit)
- Wash all greens and fruit.
- Add spring greens to a large bowl.
- Tear green leaf lettuce and cabbage into small, bite-sized pieces, and mix with spring greens.
- Cut mango into small cubes and add to salad.
- Peel longan fruit and remove pits. Rip each fruit into about four pieces. Once all done, give a quick rinse to remove and grit that might have gotten into them. Add to salad.
- Toss all together well with a dressing of choice. Mine is an Apple Shallot Sage Salad Dressing.
Low Amine: apple shallot sage dressing, longan fruit
Moderate Amine: green leaf lettuce, spring greens mix
Very High Amine: bacon, mango