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2-Minute Dinner Salad

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Dinner, Entree, Healthy Recipes, Recipes | 8 comments

Tonight was like many of my nights — I came home tired and starving for something good (oh, and good for me is usually a goal, too). Rather than opt for a frozen dinner, I decided to toss together a salad with some of easy ingredients in my fridge.

And herein lies the lesson –

Pre-prepared veggies are entirely worth the extra money. Spring mix is just too easy to toss into a bowl with no washing, salad spinner, or cutting. Cherry tomatoes require no slicing or messy hands. Olives — well they are just delicious and there’s always a can in my cupboard. Oh, and forget grating. Crumble in feta and it’s extra delicious in 5 seconds. The only things I cut were some onion slivers for flavor and some avocado (because yum), but you could even leave those out if you’re feeling super lazy. All in all, dinner was done in under two minutes — about the same time as that not-so-healthy Hot Pocket. Your hips thank you in advance.

Dinner Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Avocado

Serves 3-4 as a dinner salad; 5-6 as a side dish

5 ounces of spring mix (1 container)
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 can whole olives, drained
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1 avocado, sliced
a few slices onion, very thin
vinaigrette of your choice 

Add all ingredients, toss together and serve.


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  1. Alissa

    Love the idea! I also love how simple it is. I would probably cook a couple pieces of bacon to cut up and put in there or some chicken. Want to add a bit of protein to the end of your day!!! Looks amazing though:)

  2. Kate

    Simple yet healthy! Great recipe!

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      We made these puppies as an appetizer for a holiday dinner. Everyone thought we were geniuses. Used pepper bacon and found the maple syrup to be unrysecsane. Delicious warm and cold – thank you!

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