There's this salad that I've been obsessed with at Trader Joe's. It's called the Super Spinach Salad.
If I need to pick up something quick for lunch at work, I almost always grab this salad.
I'm straight up addicted. Thankfully, it's a healthy addiction!
The only problem is that the carrot dressing that comes with the salad adds like a bajillion grams of fat & calories onto this mother load of healthy ingredients.
It seems so unfair.
And then I changed the game. I MADE MY OWN.
Turns out you don't need a bunch of oil in a salad to make it awesome. This one here happens to be vegan & gluten free too.
- 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/3 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 small vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 6 tablespoons Carrot Ginger Dressing (see below)
- salt & pepper