As you may or may not know, this week my husband and I decided that we wanted to eat some sort of different salad each night this week for dinner. We do typically have a chicken or steak salad once per week but this week has been a little different. We BOTH actually enjoy eating salads but there is a big misconception that all salads are healthy. That is NOT the case. Several salads are FILLED with over portioned unhealthy topping and high fat/sodium/calorie dressing! So don't think that eating salads all of the time is healthy! Anyways, THIS salad was absolutely DELICIOUS! In fact, my husband scarfed his down in minutes! I believe his response was "this was the best salad ever!" So, we are definitely adding this to the dinner (or even lunch) rotation list! I did pick and choose what to put on the salad but one thing most cobb salads seem to have are hard boiled eggs. While that is a great source of protein, I personally do not like those, so, I didn't add them! But you can!
As for the kids, there are days this week that I am making them something different. Most days; however, they are picking and choosing the veggies they want to eat :)
|Southwestern Cobb Salad|
Here's the recipe! (This is for 1 salad)
- 2 cups lettuce (avoid Iceberg lettuce as there is no nutritional value)
- 1/4 cup chopped avocado
- 1/2 cup sweet red peppers
- 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 slice of turkey bacon (crumbled)
- Sprinkle of Mexican Cheese
- 3/4 cup cooked learn turkey breast
- 1/2 cup natural salsa
Place lettuce on plate and layer the toppings on! Simple as that!
** I used the salsa as my "dressing" and my husband used some balsamic dressing. Either way is great! **
Give it a try and let me know what you think!