Stuff and Nonsense: Lazilicious Lunch Salads


6.04.2013

Lazilicious Lunch Salads

I've been taking enormous bowls of salad to work, because salads are easy and my brain is too fraught with random anxieties to deal with lunches more complicated than "chop stuff and chuck it all in bowls." I only make two or three days worth of salad at a time, because I worry the salad won't keep. I don't like rusty lettuce or slimy bits in my salads, you know.

Italian-esque Salad

Last week, I made a phenomenal Italian-esque salad of artichokes hearts, black olives, roasted red peppers, garbanzo beans, red onion, and diced cooked chicken over romaine with light Italian vinaigrette. I love artichoke hearts, red peppers, and olives, but never think to put them in salads at home. The combination made the salad seem almost decadent (although it was really quite healthful) and, every day, I found myself looking forward to eating it.

This week, I have some cold roasted salmon fillet I'll flake and toss with butter lettuce, cucumber, red onion, garbanzos, capers, dill, white balsamic vinegar, Barlean's flaxs oil, and fresh ground pepper. There's also leftover grilled chicken I'll toss with romaine, roasted peppers, red onion, cucumber, garbanzos, and fat-free feta.

Yeah, I know, that's garbanzos in everything! What can I say? I love me some legumes and, lately, garbanzos are my legume of choice.

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