Oct 29, 2014

My New Favorite Salad

I love salads for lunch and sometimes just crave them for dinner randomly.  I just dislike making salads more than most other foods for no real reason in particular, so I will avoid making them at times.  My friend Helen made me this amazing salad for lunch one day and I literally was about to secretly type the ingredients into my phone while she was doing it so I wouldn't forget them because it is THAT GOOD.  I realized I have all of the ingredients on hand, and what I don't have can easily be switched out for something else that we all have either in our fridge or pantry most of the time.

- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup arugla
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- 1 tbsp sundried mushrooms
- 2 tbsp marinated artichoke hearts
- 2 hardboiled egg whites, diced
- 2 tbsps hummus
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp balsamic glaze
- 4 oz. cooked chicken breast

I put everything together on the plate and then kind of mix it all up as I eat.  I use whatever greens I have in the fridge and the protein rotates between chicken breast (always leftovers), deli turkey, and tunafish, depending on what we have.  Sometimes I add onions or tomatoes, or garbanzo beans and feta cheese.  I also swear by balsamic glaze because I love the sweet kick it gives.

And always add the hummus! How I never discovered this before is beyond me, but it delish!!

Have a fabulous day!

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  1. This sounds so good! I love salads with balsalmic! And I've never tried one with hummus, sounds yummy!

  2. This sounds amazing! I love anything with balsamic dressing! :)

    <3, Pamela

  3. This looks delish especially the dressing! I typically make a big salad once a week, and we bring leftovers for lunch the next day... but yes it's a pain to make but so worth it :)

  4. Yum!! I used to hate making salads too but now I love making them. Especially for lunch. I love hummus on a salad- it's a good extra!

  5. My mouth is watering!! Love the addition of hummus, I've never tried that before!

  6. I've never made artichokes before - or even had them in a salad!! This looks so good!! I would never think to add hummus - such a great touch!!

  7. Yum! I would have never thought of this combination of ingredients but it has been added to my list of things to try!

    Thanks for sharing

  8. yummy, that looks delicious!! Never thought to put marinated mushrooms or artichokes in my salad!

  9. This looks so delish and I'm right there with you on the balsamic glaze! And I've never thought to put hummus in a salad either, though I'm now scratching my head as to why not - haha! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this out!

  10. I love all of those ingredients - just need to plan ahead and make this for work! Hard boiled eggs are so good on spinach for some reason!

  11. I'm a huge salad lover -- this one sounds delicious! Going to need to try it

  12. I eat salads just about every day so I'm always down for trying new recipes thanks for the share!

  13. that would be great with shrimp too! I wish we could do salad dinners. Darn husband. LOL. I kid.


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