After such a great response the first time I shared a simple weeknight meal (here) I thought, lets go again!!! I am salad queen! I could literally eat them everyday- No lie! I keep them interesting by changing up my toppings!
Last night's was a pretty basic, and is my go to! Pretty much 8.9 out of ten times if I say I had a salad for dinner it was some combo of these items. I do change it up but this is my go-to! (The small type are other items I frequently use in this 'go-to' salad however are not pictured above)
Tons of veggies - usually any and everything on hand. Romaine (or Bagged Mixed Greens). Kidney beans (their buddy Mr Garbanzo Bean was left out bc he wasn't in the pantry, but the pair regularly join the party together!). Handful of cold plain cooked whole wheat pasta. Dried cranberries and toasted walnuts (these two, or raisins/sunflower seeds are in heavy rotation). Dressing was a bit of light Ranch (guilty pleasure!), Balsamic, Red Wine Vinegar & Salt N'Pepper.
I love the addition of a handful of pasta to my salad, especially when I make a large one as my dinner. They make the salad more filling, and make it have a longer lasting 'full' sensation. Super easy, pretty darn healthy and one of my favorites!!! What are your favorite salad fixings????