Monday, February 13, 2017

Healthy Vegetarian Italian Salad - Valentine's Day special!


The day of love otherwise known as Valentine's Day is upon us. Instead of going to overcrowded, noisy restaurants, sometimes it is better to spend quality time with your significant other at home and enjoy a hearty and healthy salad along with chocolates and wine :)

Ingredients: Mixed baby greens - 2 handfuls,  Baby spinach - handful, Mixed peppers (orange, yellow and red) - cubed 15-20 pcs total, green bell pepper - 1 cubed, Cucumbers - 3-4 cubed, Grape tomatoes - 15-20 halved, Olives - 1 can, onion (optional) - 1/2 sliced, Italian cheese mix - 3-4 oz (about 3/4 the packet), Ranch dressing - 1 bottle - 16 oz - any brand of your choice (I used yogurt based ranch), balsamic vinegar - few drops, crushed red pepper - 1/4 tsp, black pepper to taste, Croutons - to garnish.

Procedure: Wash and chop all the vegetables according to instructions above. Mix Ranch dressing, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper and black pepper in a separate bowl. Take a big bowl and assemble everything together. Garnish with croutons. Healthy and delicious salad is ready. Chill and serve.

I made a tomato heart decor specially for Valentine's day :) 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

Till my next post, take care.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

So cute, happy v-day.....

R said...

@Rachel : thanks, happy valentine's day to you too.

Amrita Roy said...

healthy way to treat your Valentine

Shobha said...

Very nice salad and well presented.

R said...

@Shobha: Thanks much!

Hema said...

Delicious salad, beautiful presentation..

R said...

@Hema: Thank you very much!

R said...

@Amrita Roy: True, thanks!

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and filling salad

R said...

@Suja Manoj: Thanks!