Sure, salads are easy to make. But making the same salads over and over can get pretty boring. You want to elevate your palate to actually enjoy what your eating. Some salads I repeat but many times, I come up with new salads, more often. Whether I came up with a new idea or just using leftover vegetables to make a salad. Here are 6 easy salads to try at home.
Soup with LOTS of lemon and lime is a must for me when it comes to chicken soup. I make herb lemon chicken soup several times during the winter. Surprisingly, I haven't made it much this winter. I love saving the leftovers, in the freezer for those sick days, as I don't enjoy canned soup much. Leftover soup tastes even better the following the day. It's even a better recipe for the crockpot. It smells so good cooking the whole day.
Do you have a favorite side dish for Thanksgiving? I really love all my sides but my ultimate favorite is sautéed brussels sprouts and carrots with bacon. It is a must for Thanksgiving. It's full of fall colors and tastes amazing. Brussels sprouts and carrots with bacon is perfect, since there are so many dishes to already make. You don't have to worry about using multiple pans. I love roasted vegetables but this is one of the few vegetable dishes I like to sauté.
By now you can see how much I love roasted vegetables. Adding farro to the mix makes it even better. For those nights you don't want meat. And by that I mean chicken. My husband is perfectly fine having chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner but I get tired of it. This farro bowl is hearty and very filling. You got yourself some nice fall colors in this dish. Very halloweenish if you asked me. All I did was make some roasted vegetables and then realized the halloween colors are all in this dish! HA! In 15 minutes you have all the vegetables you need for a nutritious meal.
Fall is here and you can finally feel it in the air. The cold mornings and the leaves turning color. Here comes the holidays filled with sweets and heavy comforting foods! It's easy to crave warm foods in winter to keep toasty and cool foods in the summer. You can still have salads in the winter with warm foods in it! This fall farro salad will keep you full and warm all over!
I decided to make a part II on What to Do and Make with Leftovers. There are so many ways to incorporate your leftovers instead of tossing them in the trash! Of course, if you are not planning on using them right away then make sure to freeze them! Don't you love going to restaurants where there is a salad bar with a ton on roasted vegetables to add to your salad? I love that! I have thought of doing that on many occasions. Preparing a bunch of vegetables to add to my salads. Using my leftovers gives me the same results without having to make extras for salads!