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A Salad for the one who hates Salad

Who said Salad has to be boring!

A Salad for the one who hates Salad

Since starting my journey to better health I have been looking for ways to eat healthy and still enjoy the food choices that I make. Salads are a food that can sometimes be a hit or miss for me. Especially during the winter when all I really want to do is sit by the fire with a big bowl of Lasagna soup with a side of garlic bread. I find eating salads in the Winter to be cold, not filling and boring. Salad dressings can get pretty repetitive too. Now lets talk about lettuce, Lettuce also plays a big factor in how much salad I consume. I like softer leaves like Butter, Romaine or Leaf Lettuce. Its much easier to digest and tastes less like I’m a Rabbit eating grass.

Funnily enough the thought of making A Salad for the one who hates Salad it made me chuckle, mainly because I always tend to eat Salad at the wrong time! Salads are a go-to meal for people on the go or even when they are stumped on what to eat. Its easy to make and you can throw just about anything together and call it a meal. Just an FYI I really don’t hate Salad I just don’t like eating it when its cold.

I decided to make a Salad that is both colorful and filling with a homemade dressing that I won’t get tired of. With just a few items that I normally have on hand it was both delicious and quick to make.

 

A Salad for the one who hates Salad

I picked ingredients high in protein with alot of texture and flavour that complimented each other. Ingredients that can also be eaten a little warmer for those that prefer not to eat cold salads. You also have the choice to substitute different types of Lettuce depending on your liking.  I prefer home made dressings because I actually know what I am using and being that I suffer from a severe Gluten allergy, and  have tortured myself enough.  Taking the extra time to make a dressing didn’t sound as horrible as I felt after consuming food that I regretted later on.

A Salad for the one who hates Salad

When you have the time and food creativity, eating salads on a regular basis isn’t as bad as I deemed it to be previously. There are so many ways to prepare a salad that don’t necessarily need to be cold, contain lettuce or dressed by store bought dressing. Since there isn’t really a recipe for this salad I will list the ingredients I used and the recipe for my homemade Balsamic Blue Berry/ Mango Honey Dressing.

A Salad for the one who hates Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1-2

Calories per serving: 120

A Salad for the one who hates Salad

Ingredients

1 head or bag of lettuce(of choice)
1/2 C sweet Corn
1/2 C sliced Almonds
1/2 C dried Cranberries
1/2 C Goat Cheese crumbled
1/2 C Grape Tomatoes (sliced in half)
For the Dressing
1 C Balsamic Vinegar
1 C fresh Blueberries
1 C chopped Mango
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
3 Tbsp Honey
6 Tbsp Olive Oil
A dash of chili flakes

Instructions

wash and dry lettuce
add Corn, Cranberries, Almonds and Tomatoes
add crumbled Goat Cheese
In a blender add all wet ingredients and blend for 5 minutes until smooth
pour desired amount onto salad
store in air tight Mason Jar for up to 1 month

Notes

You can substitute the lettuce for Kale as well for the dressing you can also use fruits such as strawberries, peaches, or raspberries

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19 Comments

  • Reply Sara | LifesLittleSweets.com

    I love this colorful salad, this looks so healthy and delicious, thank you for sharing this recipe!

    29/01/2016 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply kondaji

    Love the colors in the salad! And a dressing with fruit 🙂

    29/01/2016 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply HandPArtistry

    I have such a hard time feeling full after a salad because I feel like I am missing something. This salad has texture, sweet and savory. Great recipe and I don’t think I would feel hungry after eating it.

    29/01/2016 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Andrea

    it’s me, it’s me – i’m not too crazy about salad!

    29/01/2016 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Renee Nicole's Kitchen

    I love a good salad with homemade dressing! I’m with you in that I’d rather take the time to make my own, than not be exactly sure of what I’m getting in a bottle. The blueberry balsamic combo sounds wonderful!

    29/01/2016 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    I am a salad lover, but I hear ya on wanting warm food in the winter. Like you said, the key is bulking it up and throwing in lots of different textures and flavors. One of my favorites salads is a chopped veggie salad that contains no lettuce at all! And, homemade dressings are so much better tasting than store bought!! This looks and sounds great! Yum!

    29/01/2016 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Tania @ COOKTORIA

    What a scrumptious and colorful salad! Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    29/01/2016 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i have been eating a lot of salads lately too and just love how it easy/quick it can be. currently, im in love with caesar salad with grilled chicken and homemade dressing. yours looks so colorful,,yummm

    29/01/2016 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Vanesa

    Saved this to my feed so I can try it in the future. It looks delicious. Salads with cranberries thrown into the mix are a must-eat for me!

    29/01/2016 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    Blueberries and mango in the dressing? So creative! It sounds absolutely delicious, especially on a cold winter’s night.

    29/01/2016 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply balancingpieces

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing

    29/01/2016 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Stevie on the Move

    Mhhh, looks yummy! I have to try this! 🙂

    29/01/2016 at 8:07 pm
  • Reply Heather

    I struggle with salad when it’s cold too! These pictures made me crave this salad! I’ll have to try it sometime!

    30/01/2016 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Fareeha

    Love all the colors in it Simply perfect

    31/01/2016 at 5:07 am
  • Reply mizzjblog

    Yum, this looks so good!

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    31/01/2016 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Jill -Beauty Vixen

    looks like a tasty salad. I love all those things on salads. I am trying to eat more greens, something I’ve definitely been lazy about, but nothing is really hard about it.

    01/02/2016 at 10:15 am
  • Reply Sophia

    Haha, this title definitely made me laugh. I know so many salad haters, so maybe this will work on them. 🙂

    01/02/2016 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Ash

    I have a confession to make… I actually LOVE salad. I know, I know. I’m definitely making this one soon!

    06/02/2016 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Amanda | Maple Alps

    So colourful and tasty looking!!

    20/03/2016 at 8:22 pm
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