My Everyday, Go-To Salad Recipe

This salad is truly my 'everyday' salad...or at least every weekday salad.  Since the beginning of staying at home, I have been making this salad for lunch.  Previously, when I went into the office, I would utilize the bagged salads you could find at the store for lunch.  They were just a whole lot simpler, not having to do all that chopping.  But with being home, I kind of enjoy the chopping that comes with making a yummy salad and actually find it kind of soothing!  This salad has been one of the silver linings of working from home these past months.  

I call this a recipe, but really it's an ingredient list.  The making it part is super easy - chop all the ingredients up, and toss together with your favorite dress!



My Everyday, Go-To Salad Recipe
Spinach
Shredded Carrots
Cucumber
Red Pepper
Muenster Cheese
Tomatoes
Bacon
Sunflower Seeds

Notes:  I usually toss in some kind of chicken, too, whether it be rotisserie chicken (I like to buy them from the grocery store on a pretty regular basis, take the meat off the chicken, portion it in snack baggies, then freeze for later use), or if I have leftovers from a previous meal, like leftover wings, that will get thrown in there, too.

For the dressing, I really enjoy Tessamae's Lemon Garlic dressing.  It's super light and has a really refreshing taste.

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14 comments

  1. I love how colorful this is! I’m totally making this and the chicken in snack baggies is such a great idea!

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  2. Yum!! I try to do a couple salads a week which is what I would normally do while at work!! I'll have to try this one! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  3. Wow that looks amazing actually. So simple too!

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  4. I've found myself enjoying cooking more since working from home, haha. I don't feel as rushed in the evenings. Your salad looks yummy! xo

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    1. YES! Even though my work commute was nothing, it still makes the evenings feel so different just walking downstairs.

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  5. Love it all minus the cucumbers ha! And you've plated it so pretty :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. I love a simple salad and I love that you add muenster cheese to it. I haven't had that cheese in awhile.

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  7. This looks like such a good mix! I've just started making salads again this week & I'm definitely going to add bacon and sunflower seeds as a topping option.

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  8. I love salads and I eat them frequently for lunch, too. I need some new stuff to try and this one sounds delicious. I'm not sure I've ever had Muenster cheese but now I want to try it!

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  9. YES! I am loving this simple, fresh recipe! I love muenster cheese and seeds are so good on salads!

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