I post pictures of food on Instagram (a food lovers porn, if you want to follow me my user name is Snoopnattynat) often, and a couple of people asked me to round up my favorite salads that I frequently make for lunch. Food makes me so happy. I really like to take the time to create something yummy instead of eating random crap. Most of these salads only take a few minutes to toss together. All are favorites and deliciously good and healthy.
I usually buy all the stuff for one particular salad and then eat it that week for lunch. These are my go-to Salads.
:: G R E E K S A L A D ::
I am obsessed with Greek Salads, probably my favorite lunch. Sometimes if we eat Shrimp for dinner the night before I ask Matt to cook me extra to have for my salad. Otherwise I just eat it with no meat and it is just as good. The addition of crumbled pita chips makes this salad so don’t skip that step! I promise this salad is amazing.
:: S A T U E E D K A L E + W H I T E B E A N S ::
This is a new favorite lunch of mine. I don’t think I have ever written about it on here before, it is so easy to make. I make a batch at the beginning of the week and then just reheat when I want to eat it. All you do is chop the Kale (remove the stems) and sautee in oil- I use a Habernero infused olive oil to give it extra flavor. Once the Kale has cooked, add in drained white beans ( I use cannellini or great white northern beans) and if you want add in chopped cherry tomatoes as well. Then add in a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper. Cook a few more minutes and enjoy!
:: R O A S T E D V E G E T A B L E C O U S C O U S::
This a great and easy salad to make. You could sub any veggies you have on hand. I think it tastes better the longer it sits- I also prefer to serve at room temperature.
:: C A L I F L O W E R, W H I T E B E A N A N D F E T A S A L A D ::
This a fairly new recipe I tried a few weeks back but it has quickly become one of my favorite salads. The flavor combinations are crazy good and the Cauliflower holds up well and never gets soggy.
:: T U S C A N K A L E S A L A D ::
This salad is ridiculously easy to make and full of flavor. I have found that it is better the longer it sits. The kale holds up well and doesn’t get soggy so it can last a day or two in your fridge. I use Panko Breadcrumbs instead of making my own.
Picture and Recipe VIA .
:: S P I C Y Q U I N O A, C U C U M B E R A N D T O M A T O S A L A D::
I made this salad all the time last summer. It is one of my favorite Quinoa Recipes. I have even added Black Beans in it and that is also killer. It is a fabulous salad.
Recipe and Photo: Via New York Times
:: A S P A R A G U S T O A S T::
So, obviously Asparagus Toast is not a salad. But I often make it to have with a small salad when I am craving some carbs. It is so easy to make- you can use canned or fresh cooked asparagus and just layer on your choice of bread. Top with cheese and bake in oven.
There you have it, all my favorite lunch salads. Any others I should add to my list?
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