Salads are the best way to increase your veggie consumption. However, a lot of people get stuck with ideas and usually make the same iceberg lettuce, carrot, tomato and ranch dressing salad. You would be surprised what goes goes together when you get creative.
This is my basic formula for salad:
2 cups of dark leafy greens
1 cup of different veggies, usually two or three varieties
1/4 cup fruit
1 t nuts
1 T cheese
1-2 T salad dressing
After our party Friday, we had lots of leftover veggies and spinach. I threw together a delightful salad for dinner last night.
Spinach,Broccoli, Cauliflower, cucumber, carrots, pomegranate seeds, and feta. I used an orange Rosemary vinaigrette and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Orange Rosemary Vinaigrette
1/4 cup Trader Joe’s orange and moscato vinegar
1T fresh rosemary leaves
1 clove garlic
Punch of salt
1 cup olive oil
Add vinegar, Rosemary, garlic, and salt into a food processor or blender until smooth.
Slowly drizzle oil into cup while running to create an emulsion.