Recipe Roundup: Salad Season!
With the warm weather approaching and the farmers markets opening up, here in New England fresh food is on the brain. When on the search for new recipes, a well-composed salad should be filling and packed full of nutrients. The following are a few of our favorite salad recipes which include some that are non-traditional but are sure to please!
This Chickpea Orzo Salad presented by our friends at the Gracious Pantry is a delicious plant-based salad including protein from chickpeas and a variety of veggies. This is a great salad that can be stored in the refrigerator for leftovers or even used as a side dish for dinners during the week.
Next is a non-traditional salad but sure to pack a punch of flavor! The Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad by the Real Food RDs includes numerous vegetables of different colors, black beans and can certainly be customized. Adding in grilled chicken or lean ground turkey or simply changing the toppings/veggies can offer multiple options to spice things up.
Lastly, this Roasted Beet & Carrot Salad created by PaleOMG is a cozy salad recipe especially for cooler days. It is full of greens, roasted veggies and even includes a delicious homemade dressing option. This recipe can be assembled during the week with roasted vegetables prepared beforehand.
A salad recipe with lots of veggies, a quality protein source and a delicious dressing can make all the difference! Non-traditional salads can help to further satisfy your appetite and provide a variety of nutrients while providing a fun, flavorful meal.
Looking for more recipe ideas for the summer? Request an appointment with a Registered Dietitian here for more delicious and nutritious meal ideas.