Get ready for color. I spent $24 for this meal, which fed two, and you could easily taste the quality of ingredients. When trying to maintain healthy eating vibrant and nutrient dense foods are a must.
Most vegetables, although not all, are better for you consumed in the raw state. The more intense the color the more vitamin and mineral rich the vegetable. Organic and locally sourced vegetables, although more expensive, are without a doubt a healthier and more ethical choice, the health benefits are worth the extra dollar. Where I am really happy spending the extra money is in the category of taste. The details of flavor, texture, juiciness and ripeness is undoubtedly superior. The farmers know their crops, they know when to bring them to you, at the right time, safely. Ask them for recipes, they are the best local chef’s you’ll meet. There are often many other products at farmers markets well worth your gander. I purchased some pickled beets that are so sweet with quite the tang: the highlight of tacos or a salad.
I chose sweet onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, avocado, lime, and a locally caught North Carolina trout. I added canned black beans and used some store-bought taco shells. To maintain a moist but flaky fish I broiled the filet in olive oil in a foil wrap in the oven for about 10 minutes. This dish lends itself to citrus and a blend of your own favorite spices. I chose salt, pepper, and dried jalapeños.