Friday, March 2, 2012

Not Your Average Salad.

As I posted earlier, I received a case of yogurt from the wonderful people over at Chobani. They took note on Twitter that I enjoy creating delicious treats with their yogurt, so they hooked me up with a case now, and will send a case out for the giveaway I'm holding. Pretty awesome, huh? Because there are a few giveaways already lined up, it'll be sometime in April. If you haven't seen the giveaway going on now, you can find it here.

I was thinking about making a parfait, but I was really in the mood for a salad. I'm picky about the dressings I use on my salads, so I decided to try using some 0% Plain instead. I remember a friend of mine who would make avocado and tomato sandwiches with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. I was also craving tomato and mozzarella when I opened the fridge, so this is what I pulled out for experimentation: romaine lettuce mix, cucumber, avocado, tomato, mozzarella, basil and 0% Plain. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it was insanely delicious! Savory, filling, and just under 180 calories.

The goods.
Not Your Average Salad (serves 3)
3 cups bagged salad of your choice (Romaine is a staple in my fridge)
1 6 oz container of Chobani 0% Plain yogurt
1 medium avocado, cut into bite-sized chunks
1 cup cucumber slices, halved
15 grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
3 basil leaves
1 reduced fat mozzarella cheese stick, cut into 1/4" slices
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Prep time = 7 minutes. 179 calories per serving, if you use correct measurements.

First, grab out three bowls. Put lettuce, avocado chunks, cucumber slices, tomatoes, into the bowl.

Put 0% Plain onto each salad. Rip up one basil leaf per bowl and sprinkle on top of yogurt. Add mozzarella cheese, salt and pepper. Serve your hungry family! Thats it. It looks so good, right?

This looks insanely delicious, and it is!

I think when presenting the salad, you should leave it how it is in the photos shown above. Thats just my humble opinion. I'm just a sucker for quality food presentation. Before you dig in, take a minute to mix everything up. 

I ate this by itself, but pairing this with soup and some crusty bread would be delicious! 

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