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    This salad recipe is delicious, full of protein, and easy to throw together when you need a quick dinner.

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    Mediterranean Power Salad

    A salad means something different to everyone. To me, it’s a quick, healthy, and pretty filling meal. But that wasn’t always the case. I used to dread eating a salad, only doing so because of my guilty conscious to eat more greens. Back then, my salads were so bland and left me feeling hungry an hour later.

    Quinoa was a big game-changer for me. The texture can be a bit weird at first but quickly grew on me. It was just what my salads needed to leave me feeling nourished and full. I cook quite a bit at one time in what might be my favorite kitchen appliance, my rice cooker. Then, we incorporate quinoa here and there throughout the week. Quinoa is a protein-packed powerhouse packed and doesn’t have the side effects that beans produce. Throw in some nuts, and you have a salad full of protein.

    The various veggies on this salad can be whatever you have on hand. My go-to veggies for this salad recipe are cucumbers, kalamata olives, artichokes, bell peppers, and avocado (I know, it’s a technically a fruit). Tomatoes and red onions also make wonderful additions. Don’t let the lack of a couple of ingredients hold you back. Use what you have, and try new things. You might just discover your new favorite salad combinations.

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    Yield: 2 Servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    This salad recipe is delicious, full of protein, and easy to throw together when you need a quick dinner.

    Ingredients

    • 3 larges leaves of kale
    • 2 cups mixed greens (or other salad greens of your choice)
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
    • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
    • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
    • 1 whole avocado, sliced
    • 1-2 slices red onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
    • 10 kalamata olives

    Instructions

    1

    Rinse kale, tear into bite-sized pieces and then massage until softened. To massage, scrunch with both hands, release, and repeat.

    2

    Chop the vegetables to your desired size and then assemble the salads.

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1 big salad
    • 500 Calories
    • 60g Carbohydrates
    • 26g Fat
    • 15g Fiber
    • 17g Protein
    • 2g Saturated fat
    Estimated per-serving amount

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