Here’s a quick cooking post, a change from my typical sweet treats, here’s a savory salad instead!
I’ve been feeling super exhausted lately, and I always feel a little better when I eat some greens! I don’t know if its a mental thing, or if it really works but it makes me feel brand new!
Last night I went to the grocery store and instead of heading for the snack/baking aisle as I usually do, I made a beeline straight for the fresh produce! I picked up strawberries and blueberries, yellow pepper, zucchini…so many fruits and veggies! When I got home I decided I wanted something cool, and simple. Cool because the last few days have been humid and hot, and simple, because it was Sunday, and Sundays are lazy days!
Here’s what I decided to pull from my shopping bags and into the salad! A bag of fresh, crispy green spinach, some tomatoes, edamame, black beans, and cucumber. Of course, you can use any crunchy, refreshing green base and put as many or as little veggie combos in it as you would like!
The recipe is below, but remember, you don’t have to follow it to a T. Get creative with your dinner!
SPINACH VEGGIE SALAD:
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 bag of fresh spinach
2 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup edamame
1 English cucumber, diced
1 can black beans
salt/pepper/garlic powder for seasoning
Fresh parsley and mint, chopped, for seasoning
Here’s what I used for my dressing. Feel free to change it any way you like!
2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
FOR THE SALAD AND DRESSING:
Wash and prep all ingredients. In a large mixing bowl or container, start by putting the spinach in the bottom. From there, pile in your veggies and proteins!
Whisk together the ingredients of your dressing and either pour over the salad or keep on the side.
Psst…this is especially enjoyable for a light summer lunch or dinner! (I sprinkled the top of mine with some sharp shredded cheddar cheese. Delicious!) Until next time, Happy Cooking!