Posted on July 23, 2012 by
The Greenists are on vacation. Please enjoy this recycled post.
Meat-Free Monday doesn’t have to involve a fancy recipe or a lot of work. Sometimes, it’s nice to just have a simple, throw together meal. Back in my single days, my favorite easy meal was what I called mixing bowl salad.
Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like — a salad so big that it’s made and served in a mixing bowl.
Mixing bowl salad varies depending on mood, and the contents of the fridge, but (in addition to lettuce) can include any combo of the following:
- roasted red peppers
- fresh peppers
- left over veggies, quinoa or rice
- slivered almonds
- the broken bits from the bottom of a bag of tortilla chips
- crumbled hard boiled egg
- sun dried tomatoes
- dried cranberries
- sunflower seeds
My favorite dressing combo is some oil and vinegar mixed with a little sea salt, pepper, and tons of oregano.
The point is to make a salad that you can totally pig out on. I promise, you won’t miss the meat.