Super Salads

If your plain old grilled chicken salad is getting a little boring…try these yummy recipes to get you out of your salad rut!

Caresse Salad with Grilled Steak

  • Take 2 diced tomatoes, 1/2 of 4oz. mozzarella ball chopped, 1/4 cup basil, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil in a bowl…mix and toss. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Seasoning steak (flank steak) in a large bag with, 1 tablespoon spicy mustard, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover steak, then cook on grill until done.
  • Then top chopped steak and tomato mix onto mixed greens, drizzle about 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar. Done!

Rainbow Salad

 

  • Start with chopped spinach, kale, and romaine.
  • Add diced red, green, yellow peppers, 1/2 onion, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1 chopped hard boiled egg, and 1/4 cup chopped cabbage.
  • Toss in balsamic vinegar + extra virgin olive oil.
  • To finish top with: grilled chicken, steak, salmon, or turkey.

avocado BLT Salad

  • Take chopped romaine lettuce, add 2 slices low sodium chopped bacon, 1/4 cup grape tomatoes, 1 hard boiled egg, chopped onions and peppers, and tablespoon of sunflower seeds.
  • Top with avocado dressing:
    • 1/2 avocado, pit removed
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 tbsp water
    • Pinch of salt
    • blend and serve

    here are some other ways to spice up your salad:

  • Hot peppers
  • Green olives + capers
  • Fruits: strawberries, oranges, grapefruit
  • Seeds: sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts.
  • Lemon/lime juice
  • Experiment! Try mushrooms, beans, eggs, garlic, etc,
    salad
    Mix a spoonful or more of each of these
    for a yummy fat burning salad dressing!

 

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