Power Salad [Meatless Monday]

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With my photography skills, there is just no way to make a meal from a tupperware container look good.

Every Monday The Homespun Journal shares a meatless meal. Throughout the month of July, we’ll be sharing our favorite meatless lunches. Today, I am sharing with you my personal favorite meatless lunch, The Power Salad.

Much like photographing food in plastic containers, consuming heavy lunches just isn’t my thing. A heavy lunch is a total work day downer- especially on a Monday. They leave me feeling comatose and less than productive.

And since I’ve already aired the fact that I can’t eat large lunches or photograph food from plastic, I may as well share that I also despise packing lunches. To ease my weekly lunch packing pain, I prepare all the toppings for this salad Sunday evening so that evening lunch packing is merely a quick salad assembly.

Power Salad [Meatless Monday]
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  • 3 cups spring salad mix, I use the prewashed mixes when I’m busy
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • ½ cup shelled edamame, boiled & drain
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • 2 T. thinly sliced onion
  • 2 T. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 T. seed, use what’s on hand- sesame, flax, etc.
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  1. Assemble the first seven ingredients in a large travel container.
  2. Combine the last two ingredients in a small travel container.
  3. Enjoy the salad topped with vinegar and oil.

Serve with a whole-wheat roll, a piece of fruit, and a cup of tea.

*In the recent summer heat, a travel-ready jar of this sun tea has been the perfect alternative to hot tea:)

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6 Responses to Power Salad [Meatless Monday]

  1. Amy says:

    This looks really good! Almost all of my favorite things except the cheese (I’m allergic). I get the same way as you I have to eat small meals or I just don’t feel good. This is also a pretty good balanced meal with the veggies, protein, and dairy! Great job!

    • brookeO says:

      Thanks. It’s great without the cheese too:) I’ve also added leftover baked sweet potatoes, and that is really tasty as well!

  2. I think the photo came out pretty well! I went thru a salad phase in the spring. I need to get back into it again. I love the premade spring mixes because then I’ll definitely make a salad. I often go thru the fridge and look for leftovers like cooked chicken to add to the salad, though it wouldn’t be meatless anymore.

  3. So simple and looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it! I would love for you to post this on my very first blog hop! http://offthegridat-30.blogspot.ca/2012/07/frugal-i-made-it-tuesday-1.html

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