Veggies, fruit, pasta,
Beans, grains, Jell-O or Snickers,
Tossed in a bowl. Yum!
(Yes, there is such a thing as "Snickers Salad." I'm scared of it. Has anyone ever tried this? Is it a Midwestern thing? A Minnesota thing? I had never heard of this edible food-like substance until moving to Minnesota.)
Anyhow, I digress. :)
Personally, I think of salads as something . . . healthier, produce-packed, downright nutritious! However, my husband is very much an "eggs-n-cheese" vegetarian -- he prefers his food heavy, comfy, and filling. What's a veggie-loving wife to do?
Enter: Vegetarian Cobb Salad
Ingredients for one salad:
Salad greens (mixed baby greens, romaine, leaf lettuces, whatever you prefer)
Blue cheese, crumbled
Vegetarian mock chicken patty, cooked and cubed
Red wine vinaigrette (I made my own and added plenty of chives, as most of the traditional Cobb salads call for them)
This salad achieves that perfect balance -- plenty of nutritious greens, healthy fats, and quality vegetarian protein, yet heavy, rich, and substantial enough for even the heartiest eaters.
What are your favorite "pleases everyone" meals?