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Southwest Salad Recipe

imageSouthwest Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups lettuce, chopped

1 cup chopped or sliced vegetables of your choice: carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, mushroom, broccoli, etc.

1/4 cup black beans

1/4 cup turkey or chicken

1 oz. cheddar cheese, grated

3 tortilla chips, crushed

3 Tb salad dressing – Ranch Southwest OR mix your own using 3 Tb any Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing and a few drops of hot sauce

 

 

Easy Tomato Salad

P1050112One of my favorite ways to eat a ripe summer tomato is the equivalent of a breadless cold pizza. Normally I make it as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres type deals, but one day I found a tomato heavyweight champion in the garden and prepared it as an Easy Tomato Salad for lunch. That sucker was huge! And so good. If you had told me two years ago, before I started getting healthy, that someday I would equate a tomato with Lunch, I would have laughed. Cheese? Yes. But tomato?  That’s just silly. And shows how much can change in two short years.

I’ve included the recipe below, but you can also find it on the Recipes page. If you use a medium sized tomato and one ounce of mozzarella, you’re looking at 105 calories. The heavyweight pictured above is more like a medium tomato on steroids and that’s not one ounce of cheese.  But it still made for a low-cal lunch.

Tomato season is in full swing, so get ’em while they’re cold!

 

P1010199Ingredients:

tomato

mozzarella

balsamic vinegar

basil leaves

salt

1. Slice tomato (can make them bite sized). Add piece of basil leaf, chunk of mozzarella. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and salt to taste.