Thursday, February 1, 2018

Super Salad

I have always felt that salads that other people make, whether it's restaurants or friends/family, always taste better. I hate the prep and I can never get the salad dressing right. Until now. You guys, this salad has EVERYTHING in it: tons of veggies, protein, fiber, good fats and overall deliciousness. My husband raved about it and so I've been making it a lot. And now, I have it prepped and ready to go at any moment. This salad is a meal all by itself and I've been eating it three or four days a's that good and totally versatile. I'm also in love with the dressing I use-it takes like 30 seconds to make.

Here's what I put in it:

  • Mixed greens and spinach (chopped)
  • Chopped, roasted sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Zucchini
  • Chickpeas (roasted are amazing but rinsed from the can work just as well)
  • Walnuts
  • Carrots
  • Roasted turkey breast
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Snap peas
  • Dried unsweetened cherries if I'm feeling crazy (I have found these at Trader Joe’s)

What I top it with (dressing recipe):
(don't use it all...I use a table spoon or two and save the rest in the fridge in a mason jar)

  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar (I like the white balsamic for this one but normal would be fine too)
  • Salt to taste (I give it a couple shakes)
  • Pepper (I like a bunch of grinds of fresh)
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • honey is optional if you want a bit o' sweetness...especially if you are using olive oil as the base