Who says salads have to be sad and boring?! Over the last few years I've been able to perfect the art of salad making. I've even been able to convert a few skeptics into loving this salad!
I grew up in the mid-west eating fast food and like many people, I hated salads. As I got older and started making changes to the way I ate, finding healthy recipes that I liked became a bit challenging. So I decided to take recipes and ingredients that I loved and make them healthy! I started with this salad and it has been my go-to ever since! The secret is to chop the veggies and lettuce mix so that you get a little bit of everything each bite! What's great about this salad is that you can add, omit, or mix and match ingredients as you like! So here it goes! I hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe as much as I do:
-1/2 cup of chopped bell peppers
-1/4 cup black beans
-1/2 cup garbanzo beans
-1/4 cup corn
-1 cup shredded carrots
-1 hardboiled egg, sliced
-2 tbsp feta cheese
-1/2 cup croutons
-2 tbsp seasoning (oregano, basil, garlic powder, black pepper, parmesan cheese)
-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Mix together the veggies, beans, cheese, croutons, egg, and seasoning. Add in your arugula or lettuce mix. Drizzle 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Mix and serve!