This Grilled Garden Salad is the perfect salad for summer!
It’s the season of sunshine and summer grilling. Bring home your bounties from the Farmer’s Market and savor this exquisite grilled garden salad.
Yes, it might be another salad, but it is so much more! It is healthy and a definite must for anyone that is eating clean. But it’s also perfect for grilling enthusiasts and sharing at summer events.
Today’s recipe is from Natalya at MomsDish.com.
This salad is made with grilled vegetables and a homemade sauce. Keep this recipe close by because everyone is going to ask you for it!
HOW TO MAKE A GRILLED GARDEN SALAD
This is an elevated garden fresh salad. Instead of just chopping up raw veggies from your garden, you’ll be taking different ones and grilling them.
Then, you’ll be drizzling it with lime and oil or Tiffany’s Clean Eating Green Goddess Dressing. Place raw veggies with the grilled ones, all on top of a bed of lettuce.
What you have is a stunning salad that steals the show and becomes the main course.
HOW TO KEEP SALAD FRESH
This garden salad has both grilled vegetables and crispy raw greens. Keeping everything fresh in the refrigerator might be a challenge. You don’t want the grilled veggies to make your lettuce soggy.
All combined, this salad will last about two days in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container with a lid. That will help you salad stay as fresh as possible.
HOW TO PACK SALAD FOR WORK
If you are going to pack this salad as a work lunch, don’t combine the ingredients for the salad before you pack it.
To keep your lettuce crispy, follow one of these tips:
- Layer the grilled veggies first. Put the veggies and sauce on the bottom and the crispy greens on top. Then mix them together during lunch. This method works great when you use a small mason jar.
- Use separate containers. Another super simple hack? Just store everything in separate containers and mix them when you get to work.
- Adding protein to your garden salad. What is your favorite meat to put in a garden salad? This is a really tangy sauce with a hint of spice, so it can pair well with almost any meat or protein source you choose.
- Here are some popular choices:
- Chickpeas – If you are vegan, these can add protein and a nice texture.
- Hardboiled eggs
- Salmon – Fish and veggies are best friends in the culinary world. And they will give you a hearty but light lunch.
- Here are some popular choices:
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CLEAN EATING GRILLED GARDEN SALAD RECIPE:
A delicious, garden-fresh salad straight from your grill!
- 1 lb. mini bell peppers
- 1 head green leaf lettuce (or red leaf)
- 2 cobs corn
- 1 lb. cherry tomatoes
- 2 small zucchinis
- 1 large lime
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Slice mini bell peppers into halves lengthwise.
Cut zucchini and jalapeno pepper into rings.
Season with a bit of salt and grill everything until you reach a golden color.
Cut lettuce into bite size pieces.
Cut cherry tomatoes in halves.
In a serving bowl place lettuce, followed by grilled veggies and tomatoes.
In a separate dish combine together lime juice, oil and salt and pepper.
Drizzle over the salad right before serving.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.