Friday, June 22, 2012

Grilled Veggie Salad With Reduced Balsamic

Check out this great recipe for a warm summer salad. The veggies were perfectly cooked and the sweet balsamic was heavenly! You can add your choice of lean protein, (chicken, hard boiled egg, ham, tofu) to make this a well balanced meal. We added a couple MornigStar Farms sausage patties to ours, the info can be found HERE. This meal is SUPER quick and easy and your hubby will even like it! It's a crowd pleaser! 


Ingredients:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons reduced balsamic (recipe HERE)
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 whole baby bells
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 of a whole red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 head of lettuce (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add your favorite lean protein (chicken, ham, boiled egg)

Directions:
Wash and cut all the vegetables as needed.
Shred half a head of lettuce and set it aside.

Add olive oil to large saute pan and begin cooking the broccoli and asparagus. After 4 mins on medium high heat, add in the peppers and onions. Cook for another 4 mins. Add in the mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until nicely sauteed.

Prepare your protein, use 5 - 7 ounces of a lean protein. We used some great "fake" sausage patties from MorningStar farms. The flavor was great and worked well with the reduced balsamic.

In a salad bowl, fill the bottom with lettuce and add in the sauteed veggies. Top with protein and green onions. 

Drizzle reduced balsamic over the top and ENJOY!

Makes 2 servings.

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