Monday, December 13, 2010

A Word About Salad

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. 


  1. That salad sounds delicious. If I go to a salad bar I get only spinach as I do not like iceberg or even romaine at this point. I will admit that the last time I went I didn't even get any greens. Just a bunch of veggies. I loved it.

  2. I would like to suggest a meal for meatless monday- spaghetti squash. It is pretty easy to make and quite filling. Just take the seeds out before you eat it.

  3. I've been wanting to try spaghetti squash. I'll have to do it next week.

    Thanks for the suggestion!