Yesterday, I drove to work in snow flurries. Having spent a major part of my life in non-snowy climates, snowy weather still holds a certain magic for me. This year has been testing that. I’m ready for Spring! So this week, I’ve made myself a light, warmer-weather type salad for my work lunches.
I was getting tired of my regular spinach/onion/mushroom/fruit salads I’ve been bringing to work. At the end of last week, I found myself pushing around the leafy bits to get to the strawberry bits, practically playing with my food! Perhaps all I needed to do was switch out the ingredients. Instead, this week I made a different salad entirely! Who said that salad lunches needed to have leafy things?
Easy Balsamic Cucumber-Tomato-Onion Salad
Gluten free. Dairy free. Egg free. Meat free. Paleo questionable**.
- One cup slices of fresh cucumbers
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 TB chopped red onion
- 1 basil leaf, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. of balsamic vinegar
- Combine all but last ingredient in a bowl
- Toss with balsamic vinegar
|Saturated Fat||.093 g|
|Omega 3||.043 g|
|Omega 6||.17 g|
|Ascorbic Acid||24 mg|
|Vitamin E||.49 mg|
|Vitamin K/Potassium||407 mg|
* I use online calculators for calories, fat, carbs, protein, fiber, and vitamins/nutrients/minerals, so these are an estimation to the best of my ability.
** Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, which is poisonous. However, tomatoes aren’t poisonous. There is some discussion among the paleo about whether or not tomatoes should be considered part of the diet. I am of the camp choose to include them.