Southwest Salad, Greek Yogurt Ranch
Salad is a logical though not always exciting choice when New Year’s resolutions are top of mind. FLIK is creating crave-worthy salads throughout our cafes this new year. Our recipe for Southwest Salad, Greek Yogurt Ranch uses common ingredients that can be created at almost any robust salad bar or even at home.
To Build a Better salad anywhere, simply start with leafy greens, add whole grains, and mix in colorful, crisp, crunchy toppings. Drizzling with a homemade dressing allows you to control the fat and sodium.
Southwest Salad, BBQ Tofu
Our recipe for Southwest Salad, Greek Yogurt Dressing is a big bowl of leafy greens tossed with whole grain quinoa, chipotle grilled tofu, and plenty of colorful, crisp, and crunch toppings.
Portion size: 1 salad, Recipe makes 1 salad
|3 ounces tofu|
|Chipotle seasoning, to taste|
|1 cup arugula|
|1/4 cup bell pepper strips|
|1/4 cup red onion slices|
|1/2 cup cooked quinoa|
|1/4 cup pico de gallo (or chopped tomatoes)|
|1/2 ounce baked tortilla strips|
|2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt Ranch (recipe below)|
1. To prepare tofu: Press tofu between two cutting boards and let sit for 20 minutes. Allow excess moisture to drain. Pat dry. Cut into bite-size pieces and sprinkle with chipotle seasoning. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Saute tofu until warm, about 4 minutes.
2. To assemble salad: Place arugula in a salad bowl. Top with warm tofu, bell pepper, onion, quinoa, pico de gallo, and baked tortilla strips. Drizzle with Greek Yogurt Ranch.
Nutrition info for 1 salad: 360 calories, 2 g saturated fat, 370 mg sodium
Greek Yogurt Ranch
Serving size: 2 tablespoons, Makes 13 tablespoons
|1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt|
|1/4 cup white wine vinegar|
|1/4 cup olive oil|
|1 teaspoon minced garlic|
|1 tablespoon minced shallots|
|2 teaspoons minced chives|
|2 teaspoons chopped parsley|
|2 teaspoons minced dill|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon black pepper|
Stir all ingredients together until smooth. Serve chilled.
Nutrition info per 2 tablespoon serving: 50 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 40 mg sodium, 1 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein
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