Recipe: Kari's You'll Thank Me When You're Finished Eating The Best Damn Salad Ever It's All About The Toppings

8:00 AM Kari R. 1 Comments

So, I never used to like salad. Probably because I was a fat kid at heart (still am) who wanted to smother the icky green stuff with ranch. Couple that with the fact that I used to hate tomatoes, cucumbers, non-romaine lettuce and vinaigrette, meant that salads were always bland and not very appealing.

Since summer is upon us, I’ve been trying to eat a little bit healthier (for those of you that know me, this means I am simply trying to skip on second helpings and opt for fruit instead of the peanut M&M’s that are calling my name for an afternoon snack).

Anyways, I’ve been eating salads a lot more than I’m used to. Since I’m a fan of Zanotto’s, I’ve tried out most of the salad toppings offered. Well, after spending an average of $8 per salad, I think I’m come up with the perfect recipe for a refreshing meal. And, if you buy enough toppings, you can save money on your daily work lunches.

Kari’s You’ll-Thank-Me-When-You’re-Finished-Eating-The-Best-Damn-Salad-Ever-It’s-All-About-The-Toppings

Romaine lettuce or fresh spinach 

Garbanzo beans
Kidney beans
Fresh beets, cubed (seriously, you need to give this a try)
Heart of palm, chopped

Sunflower seeds
Fresh avocado slices
Zanatto’s tri-tip (if you ask for it sliced, they will be able to cut it up in thin pieces for you – seriously it’s perfectly marinated and cooked medium rare, in one word it’s perfection)

Dressing: Brianna’s Real French Vinaigrette (I know this could probably be healthier if I made my own, but when I’m already late for work and haven’t had my caffeine for the day, you sometimes gotta opt for what’s easiest and will get me into the office on time ) 

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