This is my go-to salad meal when I am in a hurry, starving and don't have time to prepare anything.
Everything in this salad is prepared ahead of time so all I have to do is assemble it. Use a bigger bowl than you need. I use about a 4 cup bowl to make my salad. The mixed greens take up a lot of room at first and it's easier for mixing at the end. Let's build one together from the bottom to the top.
Two large handfuls or more of organic mixed greens
1 cup mixed salad vegetables: eg cucumber, carrots, celery, peppers, radishes, green onion
1/2 cup roasted vegetables: e.g. onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli
1 cup cooked quinoa - a great vegan protein source
2 Tbs. sauerkraut - Buy refrigerated at your favorite health food store. It's a great probiotic.
1/2 an avocado - I use the other half in my morning smoothie. Loaded with healthy fats that will keep you full for a long time.
One handful mixed raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds - more Omega3 and protein
2 Tbs. hemp seeds - also Omega3 and protein
5-6 olives - read the label and watch out for preservatives (optional). Don't worry about ferrous gluconate as an ingredient which is very common in olives. It is actually Iron and has a ranking of "B" on the www.befoodsmart.com scale.
Don't be afraid to add anything else you like for example sprouts or left over roasted vegetables.
Use my Golden Yum Dressing that has flax oil in it....More Omega3!
Toss and eat. Delish!
I am a registered holistic nutritionist, open-minded vegan and cooking enthusiast.