Salads are not for rabbits or desperate dieters. If done right, they are a healthy, filling, nutritionally-generous meal (or side) you won’t regret.
To date, I’ve features these protein- and fiber-packed recipes:
This is the salad I make when I’m at home and can’t pull myself away from work for long. It’s sort of the kitchen-sink recipe I go to when time is limited. Why?
Because I always have these ingredients in my fridge and pantry, can dump them on top of a bed of lettuce at the drop of the hat, and the protein and fiber in the beans and veggies assures me I won’t be aching for a more filling meal as I work through the rest of my afternoon. The zesty dressing gives it a little bite that keeps my tastebuds happy, too.
2 cups Romaine lettuce
dash of cumin
dash of chili powder
dash of red pepper flakes
1 small Roma tomato and a few slices of onion sauteed
1/4 cup canned tomatoes and green chiles
1 oz. Newman’s Own Southwestern Ranch (or something comparable)
Toss all ingredients until dressing coats the salad leaves. Or if you’re like me and prefer layers in your salad instead of a mix, start with salad base, and then top with beans, sprinkle seasonings on top, veggies, and finally drizzle dressing on top.
- Gourmet Salad Ideas for Meatless Diets (vegetarian.answers.com)
- Southwestern Salad (anniesapron.wordpress.com)
- Easy Spicy Zesty Sweet Chickpea Salad Recipe (theculinarylinguist.wordpress.com)