As I mentioned earlier this week, my overall diet for the summer has been downright terrible. Because of this, I’m now convinced that diet really does affect a person’s mood. A diet heavy on sweets, carbs, and a few beers here and there has left me feeling so tired and sluggish. This week when I went grocery shopping I filled my cart with fruits, veggies, yogurt, almonds, and lots of other healthy goodies!
That means I’ve been eating lots of salads, oatmeal for breakfast, and snacking on fruits. I’ve also been drinking a lot more water. And you know what, I’m already feeling more energized and focused. It’s actually pretty amazing. I wanted to share my Tuesday night dinner with you as I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I think it would make an awesome main course for a small get together. I’m calling it a Veggie Wedgie Salad.
Fair warning, this is one of those no-recipe recipes. I’ll share what I did, but feel free to mix it up and serve it any way you like. I think the real trick here is the presentation.
Veggie Wedgie Salad
Here’s what you’ll need for one salad:
1 head of romaine lettuce, cut in half
1 cup vegetables, diced
1/2 cup chicken, diced
2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup croutons
2 tablespoons light blue cheese dressing
Let’s get cooking:
Lay the halved head of romaine lettuce on a plate. Sprinkle with diced vegetable, chicken, cheese, and croutons. Then drizzle with blue cheese dressing.
You can use whatever vegetables you love. For this particular salad, I used cherry tomatoes, corn, carrots, green olives, and red onion. I highly recommend this combination. What I particularly love is that all the veggies are diced into small pieces. This way, when you are eating the salad you are able to get a little bit of everything in one bite. It takes a little more time to prepare, but it is totally worth it. I learned that little trick from my grandparents.
I also decided to use those slate boards I got a while back. With things set slightly off center, it’s such a unique way to present the salad. Plus, there is room for your flatware!
Give it a try and let me know what you think. What combination of ingredients do you like on your salad?