3-2-1 Salad

IMG_0743Cook’s notes: This recipe is loosely inspired by the “Build your own salad” at Bruegger’s Bagels. Their menu says “choose 3 veggies, 1 meat [protein], 1 cheese & 1 topping, tossed with field greens & the dressing of your choice.” I have simplified this to the following formula:

  • 3 vegetables
  • 2 cups (60 g) mixed greens and lettuce
  • 1 protein: 3 oz. lean chicken or 3 oz. drained tuna or 1/2 cup canned beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 topping/extra: a sprinkle of cheese (up to 1 oz.); 3 to 6 olives; 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds, nuts, or dried cranberries; or croutons if you like them
  • Dressing of your choice, up to 2 Tablespoons

Shown here:

  • 3 vegetables: Shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 protein: 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 topping: 1 Tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing made with Greek yogurt (recipe from Ellie Krieger)
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