When we were in Austin for Paleo f(x) we were invited to a Paleo potluck. This is the dish I prepared.
Luckily we had access to a kitchen with our Airbnb rental, although this salad for you, may not require the use of a kitchen.
What’s With The Title?
You’re probably wondering why I called this one Crack Pot Salad! Well, there are several reasons. The first being, like crack, it’s so good you won’t be able to stop eating it.
When we were done catching up and trying all the tasty ice cream treats, we left Dolce and walked down the street to check out what else was around.
Austin CRAFT House: Adults Only!
We came across a house that was renovated and exists solely to allow adults to run with their creative energy and create any sort of craft they can think of. This house is quite amazing! And, it is filled with any medium you can think of necessary to make art.
After touring the walls of CRAFT and everything there is available at this walk-in DIY studio for adults we kept walking down the road and came to a gas station/convenience store. We stepped in to pick up some local kombucha and that’s when I spotted the pork rinds.
I grabbed a few bags for the road and when we got back to our Airbnb, I decided to throw the pork rinds into the salad to see how it would go.
Turns out, when pork rinds are tossed with salad dressing and veggies, they lose some of their crunch but keep just enough to give the essence of croutons!
So you may be thinking: “now that explains the Paleo croutons, what about the crack part?”
Mixing Bowls, Smixing Bowls
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a huge proponent of working with what’cha got! And that applies to more than just the kitchen and the ingredients you have available. In this situation, I’m referring to utensils and supplies.
When I was getting ready to prepare a salad in our rental, I looked in every cabinet and drawer for a large mixing bowl and there just wasn’t one big enough to prepare the size salad I was planning to make. So I pulled out the largest, deepest pot there was among all the pots & pans and used that instead.
BOOM! No mixing bowl needed.
How Does It Taste?
Jeff and Dave gave the salad a try and they were hooked upon first bite but I put a lid on that and wrapped up what was left to bring to the party.
This salad is quite addicting and I just know you’ll be adding pork rinds to your salad every time now. Especially if you’ve been missing croutons!
Just remember, soggy croutons (and soggy pork rinds alike) don’t really taste great as leftovers, so be sure to eat all that salad when you make it the first time. :)