Wow….here I am in week 2 of my salad challenge! I really can’t tell you all how much I am enjoying creating fun & new salads, adding things I would have never added before. Great way to become more creative with my cooking & food prep. I did today’s salad for lunch because I am meeting a couple of friends out for dinner at Outback, one of my favorite places to eat gluten-free.
The make up of the salad:
~ 2 cups of arugula & mixed baby greens
~ large handful of grape tomatoes
~ 1/2 zucchini
~ 1/4 cucumber
~ 1 chopped steamed beet (got these pre-made at Trader Joe’s today..YUM)
~ 1 TBSP Goat Cheese
~ 1 TBSP Pine Nuts
~ Drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette
This may have been one of my favorite combos by far. I love beets (this is just within the past year), but hate the prep. Peeling, etc. They are messy & stain. The ones I got from Trader Joe’s are already steamed (so they are peeled) and ready to go. Just open the package & slice for a salad or heat up. Perfect for my salad.