Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Creativity With Salads

Making salads creative and fun is easier than you might think. All you need to do is have a delicious blend of greens, herbs and raw veggies all ready to go in a bag in order to expedite the time spent repeatedly making salads.

So what goes on the salad that starts with a big bag of greens? Just about anything that you have in your fridge. So it changes all the time!  If you had grilled veggies last night for dinner, they're wonderful the next day on a leafy salad with my Balsamic Vinaigrette...If you BBQ'ed chicken, then some chicken, avocadoroasted corn, cherry tomatoes and jicama with my DF BBQ Ranch is a great choice.  If you're feeling Mediterranean, throw on some hummus, kalamata olives, roasted chicken, red onion, chick peasolive oil and balsamic vinegar with some basil and oregano.

I have gone so far as to top my salad off with the left over enchilada casserole and finish it with a dollop of salsa and the left over enchilada sauce! :) My turkey meatloaf is yummy over salad with tomatoes and some of my Creamy Mustard dressing! The ideas are endless.

Whenever I have made one of my quinoa salads, like Quinoa With pistachios and dried cherries, or Quinoa tabbouleh, that becomes my favorite salad topper of the day. It's a great way to get a big helping of raw, crunchy greens and veggies with a different twist every day!

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