Hey there, Jo here! As a working mom and with the beginning of the school year already upon us, I’m always looking for ways to streamline weeknight dinner prep. That’s why I’ve developed an easy basic salad recipe that is a great go-to for those nights you have less than 30 minutes to put dinner on the table.
These are the veggies I usually make sure I always have in my house, but you can adapt it to use whatever you have in your fridge. You can use it as a side or add some grilled chicken, roasted chickpeas, quinoa, or any other protein to make it your meal. This recipe can really be an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of salad!
Do you have a favorite go-to weeknight dish? Let us know in the comments below!
Jo’s Easy Weeknight Salad
Yield: 2 salads
4-6 cups fresh spring greens
1 bunch radishes, sliced
1 cucumbers, sliced
1 head radicchio, shredded
1 bunch rainbow carrots, sliced
¼ cup olive oil
2 TB champagne vinegar
¼-½ fresh lemon, juiced
In a large bowl, combine spring greens, radishes, cucumber, radicchio, and carrots. For dressing, combine olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Whisk until fully blended. Toss the salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing or your favorite salad dressing and serve. Enjoy!
Feel free to add or subtract raw or roasted veggies based on what you have available. Add your favorite protein for a heartier salad.
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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