Thursday, February 18, 2010

8 Great Salads

I LOVE salads; So its really no surprise that I eat a salad every day! Really, everyday! I have been a vegetarian many years of my life pretty easily because of my love for vegetables. These are some salads I have prepared and pictured at home over the last two weeks. I encourage you to try at least one of my delicious salads yourself, I promise they don't disappoint! Bon Appetit!

Strawberry, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Salad

Ingredients: Baby spring mix lettuce, sliced strawberries, goat cheese crumbles, and balsamic dressing.
Great Add-On: Walnuts or pine nuts (I had neither that day)

Classic Ceasar Salad

Ingredients: Hearts of romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, pepper, and one of my favorite dressings, Ken's Lite Ceasar.
Great Add-On: Grilled chicken or shrimp

Asian BBQ Salmon Salad

Ingredients: Baby spring mix lettuce, cucumber, yellow bell pepper, roma tomatoes, and the star of this salad; pan seared salmon with a asian BBQ sauce I get from Fresh and Easy.
Great Add-On: Edamame!

Italian Style Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 Hearts of romaine lettuce and 1/2 baby spring mix lettuce, sliced mushrooms, black olives, diced red bell pepper, roma tomaotoes, sliced red onion & marinated artichoke hearts.
Great Add-On: Diced mozzarella cheese, croutons & sliced salami (I skipped all of these because I am watching my diet and all these things hike up the calories)

Grilled Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: Spring mix lettuce, and grilled asparagus, red & yellow bell pepper, and zucchini.
Great Add-On: Grilled diced chicken, shaved parmesan cheese, or more veggies (eggplant would be a great one!)

Taco Salad
Ingredients: Shredded ice burg lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, green onions, black beans, black olives, crushed tortilla chips, and salsa as the dressing.
Great Add-On: Ground beef, steak, or chicken & avocado

Cajun Chicken Spinach Salad

Ingredients: Spinach, cajun spiced pan seared chicken breast, black beans, and diced tomatoes.
Great Add-On: Roasted or grilled corn

All American Garden Salad
Ingredients: Ice burg lettuce mix, cucumbers, radishes, red bell pepper, and tomatoes (all sliced thin), and croutons.
Great Add-On: Shredded cheese, egg, & bacon bits

1 comment:

Amber and Brian said...

yummy! i've been on a salad kick lately. Unfortunately salads just don't taste the same made from home for me for some reason. But all those look delish!