Creative Salad Ideas

I made some healthy creative salads this week and loved every ounce!  I’d like to share…

The Brusselsprouticus

Instead of using loose greens as a base, I chopped up cruciferous veggies.  This could work well with broccoli or endive, too.  This salad is all vegetarian and the ingredients are as follows:

  • 5 large Brussels sprouts, chopped
  • 7 florets Cauliflower, chopped
  • ¼ Red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Tabouli salad (bulgur wheat, tomatoes, cucumber and basil)
  • ½ cup Cottage cheese, low-fat and unsalted
  • 4 tbsps Pecorino romano cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsps Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Mrs Dash original spice, to taste

Directions: mix ingredients all together, recognizing that it tastes better than it looks 🙂

Add-ons:  The Brusselsprouticus was tasty but needed some sliced almonds or walnuts.  For extra sweetness, I also suggest golden raisins.

Total calorie content: 470 calories

The Salmonator (I’m…a…giant…dork)

Looking for some extra omega-3’s?  Here’s your answer.  This salad is for pescatarians and the ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 can, Wild Alaskan salmon (canned in water)
  • 2 tbsps canola mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp wasabi
  • 3 tbsp red onions, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • Optional: mush it all together and stick it into a whole wheat wrap

Directions: mix ingredients all together, or place into a wrap.

Total calorie content: 312 calories

 

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