Simplifying Your Salad
Jul 27th, 2016
Turn your lunch break into a healthy and happy escape by creating a filling and flavorful salad that will fuel you for the rest of your day! Crafting the perfect lunch time salad is easier than you think. Follow these simple steps and you will have an easy, no-fuss, mid-day meal in no time.
Choose your Greens
Every salad needs a substantial base. Whether you love lettuce or crave kale, we’ve got the recipe for you. Cabbage, the unsung hero in the salad-sphere, is the perfect foundation. This Asian-inspired Chicken and Cabbage Salad uses just six ingredients and could not be easier to make. After one bite, we guarantee you will be singing your love for cabbage and this delicious dish from the rooftops.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your toppings. Mix and match fruits and veggies for a unique and filling lunch. Nuts, seeds and even hardboiled eggs can take your salad to the next level. This Avocado and Papaya Quinoa Salad is a perfect example of an unlikely pairing that instantly transforms a salad from drab to fab.
Dress it Up
Whether you prefer home-made or store-bought, the dressing you choose can make or break your salad. Trade in your run-of-the-mill Caesar and ranch for the homemade peanut sauce featured in this Flank Steak and Spinach Salad. The tangy and tasty peanut sauce is sure to be the icing (dressing) on top of the cake (salad).
Lunch in a Hurry
If your lunch break is filled with errands, phone calls and emails like ours, you barely have time to think about lunch. Toss all your salad ingredients into a mason jar and enjoy on the road! Give this On-The-Go Mason Jar Salad recipe a try on your busiest of days. Don’t forget to add the dressing first so the rest of your salad stays crisp all day long.
Pile on the Protein
Make any lunchtime salad a dinner main course by adding your favorite grilled meat. From chicken to tuna and everything in between, piling on protein will instantly transform your salad from day to night. For a high protein and flavorful dinner dish, try this Big Beef and Bleu Cheese Salad with Red Onion Vinaigrette.
Craving more salad inspiration? Head over to our Pinterest page and find even more recipes, tips and tricks on our “Simply Salads” board.