How to build a healthy meal-sized salad, plus a vegetarian chef’s salad recipe {Meatless Monday}

Vinaigrettes are also incredibly easy to make – check out my basic vinaigrette recipe for an example.  As with everything, portion size is important.  A meal-sized salad doesn’t need more than one or two tablespoons of dressing.  Any more and the ingredients will get wet and soggy.

If you decide to opt for no dressing for whatever reason, consider “dressing” your salad with avocado, nuts or seeds.  Like the oils named above, they contain high amounts of good fats along with other nutrients.

What’s your favourite salad ingredient? How about dressing? Leave a comment and let me know!

Click here to get the vegetarian chef's salad recipe >>

Jennifer Andrews, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Nutritional scientist // Marketing professional // Food blogger


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