Now that we are officially into spring, it’s time for cleansing, beautiful food! When we were planning recipes to post this April, we wanted to include a salad that was filled with seasonally fresh ingredients and lots of color!
Often times, we struggle with salads. During spring and summer, we want to eat more raw foods and a variety of salads… but with meat-loving family members to keep happy, salads for dinner can be tricky if you are short on time or want to keep things vegetarian. Dinner salads that are vegetarian or vegan need to be hearty and interesting!
Despite skipping the chicken in this cobb salad, there is a great mix of fresh ingredients to keep this salad full and flavorful. Lots of avocado, tomatoes and onions are traditional to cobb salads but give great texture. Yellow peppers replace cheese for a dairy-free salad option and homemade wheat croutons give extra crunch. We finished this salad off with some sweetness and tang from our homemade Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing. No cooking and only fresh raw food makes this vegetarian salad totally easy and completely delicious.
Everyone can appreciate how good vegetarian salads make them feel. Enjoy vibrate health and energy with this one! With all the wonderful produce available now, this is the time to enjoy this salads perfect balance – light summery ingredients but totally satisfying!
Healthy Vegetarian Cobb Salad Recipe (dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free)
1 Tomato, diced
3 Organic Hard boiled Eggs, quartered
3 Inches Cucumber, sliced and quartered
1/3 cup diced Sweet or Purple Onion
1 large Avocado, thinly sliced or cubed
1/3 cup Chopped Yellow or Red Pepper
1/3 cup Wheat or Gluten-Free Croutons (Optional)
1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Optional)
Toss with: Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing
Wash all produce. Chop up all ingredients and arrange on the tray over the bed of greens or arrange or mix in serving bowl. Top with honey mustard dressing and enjoy!