Protein-Packed Mediterranean Chopped Salad

This salad is so hearty and yet so light tasting. Often times I don’t want a salad for dinner or a main meal because, well, I just get so hungry I want something more filling. But, this salad does the trick! It’s loaded with protein and fiber. The avocado adds an extra kick to keep you full for a long time. Feel free to add in other veggies, adjust the quantities or sub other veggies for this dish. Also, I want to note, because I used avocado and hemp seeds in this dish, I used lemon juice as the dressing not only for its cleansing and alkalizing properties, but to keep fat content down. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: 

Serves 2-4 

1 medium sized head of romaine

1/2 head of bibb lettuce

3-4 radishes

1/2 c. shredded carrots

1 cucumber

1 avocado

1 orange bell pepper

1/2 c. chopped cherry or grape tomatoes

1 cup of cooked chickpeas (feel free to add more or omit)

1/3 c. hemp seeds

Juice of one lemon

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

 

DIRECTIONS:

Finely chop each ingredients. Add to one large bowl, toss and enjoy!

 

 

 

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