At lunch today I went to the grocery store to pick up some salad fixins’ per the 20 Salads in December Challenge.
However, the grocery store near my work isn’t the best so the result was kind of lackluster.
Still, there were tons of veggies, which is the whole point.
Since I had to prepare my salad at work, I didn’t want to have to do a lot of shopping. So I picked up things that were easy to assemble.
- A bag of pre-washed veggies (broccoli, carrots, peas, sprouts)
- half an avocado
- grape tomatoes
- crumbled goat cheese
- toasty bread
In my opinion, no salad is complete without a fat souce (or two) and some doughy carbs. Just sayin’.
So, even though my salad wasn’t a masterpiece I was still happy with it. Lots of green freshness + I was super full after I ate it. Can’t beat that.
As for dressing, I just used a bottled balsamic. Sigh.
Growing up my mom, who is an incredible cook, would make a salad with homemade salad dressing almost every night.
I have several recipes from her that are amazing, but I haven’t had time to whip any up yet.
Homemade dressing really does take a salad from just okay to amazing.
But don’t worry, I’m just getting started with the salad eatin’. More exciting combos soon to come!
Q: What’s your favorite salad dressing?