I get asked almost weekly about healthy dinner options that are easy and simple to make. The Loaded Salad is just that. It's the easiest dinner to make, its full of nutrients, and tastes like a gourmet salad you would get at a fancy restaurant! It's on my weekly dinner rotation over here and I'm sure it will be on yours too once you realize how easy it is to prepare!
The secret to this recipe is that you can customize it in any way you'd like! You can add more veggies, different seasonings, beans, meat, etc. I always add sautéed zucchini to mine though because cooking zucchini in onion, garlic, avocado oil, and spices makes the tastiest "dressing" to put on top of the mixed greens.
I am excited to see how you customize your own Loaded Salad! Here's how I make mine...
The Loaded Salad
1 cup brown rice (I use basmati)
2 cups chicken stock, bone broth,or veggie broth
1 tablespoon ghee or butter
4 garlic cloves
1 small onion
1 lemon or lime
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Coriander
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder and/or flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
& Any other spices you'd like to add!
*1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro & parsley (optional)
-In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups broth, and 1 tablespoon of ghee to a boil
-Add in two cloves of chopped garlic to rice, cover, and cook on low for 20 minutes
-Add two tablespoons of avocado oil to a large skillet and heat on high
-Stir in two cloves of chopped garlic and a small onion and cook until onion turns translucent
-Add chopped zucchini to skillet and cook on medium, stirring frequently
-Add all remaining spices to skillet (turmeric, cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, pepper, etc)
-Cook until zucchini is soft (about 10 minutes)
*Add zucchini mixture to garlic rice and mixed greens! Squeeze half of a lemon or lime on top and voila!
Share below any modifications you made! I can't wait to see how you make your loaded salad!!