DH and I are trying to eat salads everyday, but the same old salad every day is really getting to me. Will you share your salad ideas with me? What do you put in your salad to liven it up a bit. TIA!!!
I bring salads home from the salad bar near my office every night for dinner. They have:
6 kinds of chicken, salmon, tuna, portabello mushrooms, tofu, mushrooms, green peas, broccoli, shredded carrots, asparagus, mixed peppers, scallion, corn, sprouts, olives, tomatoes, kidney beans, chick peas, hearts of palm, artichokes, cucumbers, red onions, raisins, dried cranberries, and all kinds of nuts. When I make salads at home I also use red cabbage and cauliflower.
We eat salads about 4x per week and never seem to get tired of them.
> What type of dressing do you put on the southwest salad?
Hi Allison. I usually buy salsa at whole foods in the produce department and mix it with some low fat sour cream. It's really yummy, but I am not the cleanest eater in the world, so I don't know how clean it is. I tried balsamic vinagrette on this salad once and it wasn't as tasty :7
Doesn't sound as interesting as some of the other suggestions, but...
Once every couple of weeks we have beans and rice for dinner. I put 2c pintos, 1 chopped onion, 1 pressed garlic clove and 5-6c water in a crockpot and cook 7 hrs.(give or take). Oh yeah chili powder to taste and salt at the end of cooking.
I love this leftover with a salad. I measure out about a cup of beans and liquid and warm it in the micro and use baby mixed greens , tomatoes mushrooms onion and sometimes colored bell pepper (yellow/red). This adds enough spicy liquid that I don't need dressing - but a little low-fat hidden valley ranch makes it even better. Marnie