Welcome back to A Few of my Favorite (Vegan New Orleans) Things, a month-long mini-series for VeganMoFo 2016! Today I bring you my favorite salad: the Esmerelda salad at Carmo! I know what you're thinking. A salad? really?! But this salad is something special - simultaneously hearty and light, bursting with flavor - and bears no resemblance to the "leaves and twigs" that omnivores tend to think we vegans live on. Go try it!