Hot Days, Cool Salads
Every great salad starts with fresh, colorful greens. And with the great selection available, there’s no reason to get into an iceberg lettuce rut. For the ultimate in convenience, try pre-washed bagged lettuces and prepackaged salad mixes with gourmet greens. Remember to add a colorful variety of fruits and veggies to your salad for the best nutritional value.
There’s really no limit to the ingredients you can add to salads. Here are some ideas:
Proteins: Grilled or rotisserie chicken, grilled fish or shrimp, canned tuna, shrimp or chicken, sliced lean steak, low fat cheese, canned beans, or a hard cooked egg.
Other Goodies (use in moderation): Capers, olives, sunflower seeds, and nuts
Main Dish Salad Meal Ideas
Salmon Salad: Toss mixed greens with blanched snap peas, tomatoes, broiled or grilled salmon, cucumber and low fat balsamic vinaigrette. Top with toasted pine nuts.
Tex-Mex Salad: Combine lettuce, tomatoes, grilled sliced flank steak, crushed low fat tortilla chips, black beans, and reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese. Top with fresh salsa and low fat sour cream.
Citrus-Berry Salad: Top fresh mixed greens with mandarin oranges, sliced strawberries, red or green grapes, and chopped red onion. Finish off with a low fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing.