Summer is the time for salads. Why? Because it is hot and I don’t know about you, but when I’m hot I don’t want to eat a heavy meal. Not that a salad can’t be loaded down with ingredients to make it heavy in calories, it can, but mostly a salad will leave you feeling satisfied, but not stuffed.
I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. I’ve been taking them for lunch, I’ve been getting them as sides with a meal or even at fast food. Arby’s now offers a side salad substitute for their fries and it is only 20 cents more. Frankly I’ll pay that difference just to have a choice for something other than fries all the time.
I know this is Recipe Tuesday and I’m talking salads, but here is a quick entree salad idea that is great for lunch or dinner:
- mixed salad greens
- red, orange, and yellow bell peppers chunked
- 1/2 boiled egg sliced
- sweet onion
- shredded cheese (whatever kind you prefer)
- black forest ham
- pineapple chunks
- ranch dressing (or whatever you like)
- a slice or two of Italian bread (depending on the size of the loaf)
Throw these ingredients in a bowl or on a plate and drizzle with your favorite dressing.