Sometimes the easier meatless Monday meal is a simple salad.
I've blogged about my love of salad before, that was when I used chicken and eggs to make it more filling. Now I go about my salad a little differently.
I skip lettuce and just use spinach leaves as a base. Partially because my auto-immune disease causes anemia as a side effect so I need the iron, and also because I love spinach.
Then I'll shred a carrot on to the spinach, dice a tomato (or 2, I love tomatoes)... cucumber if we have any... and some chick peas for protein, edamame and some toasted almond slivers.
I make this salad in a huge bowl and then toss it with raspberry vinaigrette (which is my current salad dressing obsession) although I'm about to steal a recipe from my pal Jason for a new salad dressing.
I was a little worried the first time I made this salad that I was going to be hungry an hour later after the salad... but this with a slice of toasted bread and I stuffed for the rest of the night.