Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Quick and Simple Lunchtime Salad

It always seems that throughout a move, whether it is big or small, that you just end up eating a lot more junk than usual. You're so busy putting things in boxes, and don't have time to cook, or the tools are already in a box, so you have to order take-out or something. Well, now that we are getting settled in at our new place of residence, I thought something lighter and healthier was in order, even through the errands and other things I'm still busy doing to get our little family situated.

So...when I'm in a hurry and need to get my veggies in for lunch, this is the salad I put together. It's pretty basic and nothing fancy, but it sure hits the spot for me.

Simple Lunchtime Salad
Leafy greens (romaine, green leaf, red leaf, spinach)
Sunflower Seeds
Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette or Poppy Seed Dressing

This isn't so much a recipe, as it is a list of my favorite combo of ingredients for a salad. You are welcome to take or add anything that you like to make it your own. In fact, what is your favorite salad combo? What can't you live without on top of leafy greens? Or what do you absolutely abhor? I'd love to know!


  1. You always make great salads. I've never had a salad that you made that I did not like. SAL-AD......

  2. I love green olives, sunflower seeds, cucumbers, cheese of any kind but Colby jack sounds like something I need to try, radishes, carrots, and Caesar vinaigrette dressing. Yum!

  3. Mmm... That salad looks delicious! I think that the cranberries are a great addition. I also love to include radishes on my salad. I wish that I kept more of these "salad" ingredients in my fridge on a regular basis. It seems that I never have anything good on hand when I am craving a salad. Thanks for sharing!