After eating way too many super bland salads, I finally figured out how to make the perfect salad.
I’ve been making salads like this for awhile now, and they are incredibly satisfying and flavorful.
There’s a secret formula to making the perfect salad…
Greens + Grain + Roasted Vegetables + Protein
It’s super simple, but adding grains and cooked vegetables to a salad adds a lot more flavor and makes a salad way more filling.
You can really mix and match any of your favorite greens, grains, vegetables and proteins. Some ideas….
Grains: brown rice, quinoa, farro, barley
Protein: eggs, organic tofu, hormone-free chicken, black beans, chickpeas
Roasted Vegetables: Brussels sprouts, beets, carrots, sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower, acorn squash
You could also add nuts, seeds, fruit or dried fruit.
I don’t even add salad dressing because I feel like salads made with this formula are flavorful enough. But you could make a quick salad dressing if you need a little extra flavor.