A salad is a fast food in our house these days. To be honest though I don't put alot of thought into salads - whether they are just as a side dish or the main attraction. It's really whatever I have on hand.
Through the day for lunch, I'll make a quick salad and then add a tin of tuna or salmon or some chickpeas.
My basic one at the moment is lettuce ( love baby cos ) or spinach or a mix of greens, a tomato chopped up, a handful of strawberries chopped up, some avocado and a handful of walnuts.
While obviously salad is pretty clean eating, it's the dressings that tend to be dodgy...
Take this one fat free Zesty Italian one from Kraft -- Ingredients: WATER, VINEGAR, SUGAR, SALT, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SOYBEAN OIL*, DRIED GARLIC, GARLIC, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, XANTHAN GUM, DRIED RED BELL PEPPERS, DRIED ONIONS, SPICE, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PROTECT FLAVOR).
Next time you are in the store have a look at any bottle they will read quite similarly. So today in our Happy Lunch series I share my favourite super yummy, super fast, Clean Eating Salad dressing.
- 3 tablespoons Cold Pressed Olive Oil
- 1 lemon squeezed
- 1 tablespoon of seeded mustard
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Whisk together and enjoy:). This keeps well in the fridge too if you want to increase the quantity or if you don't use it all at once.