Healthy Potluck Veggie Salad
With the warmer weather, it is potluck season. My bike group likes to get together to ride after work and then have a potluck following.
One challenge for me is what to bring to the potluck. Over the past few years, I’ve opted for a veggie salad minus the lettuce. Basically I chop, dice or grate the veggies. Instead of adding it to lettuce, I skip the lettuce and the veggies become the salad.
We have several vegetarians who sometimes ride. The challenge becomes the protein. I like to add beans – either chick peas (garbanzo beans), kidney, or black beans for protein. (I rinse them first by running water over them and draining.) Sometimes I’ll add a hard boiled egg to top the salad.
Dressing is usually the same: olive oil, cider vinegar and lemon juice. Add a little salt and pepper and good to go.
Advantages of this healthy potluck veggie salad:
- Can cut the veggies on Sunday night after grocery shopping
- Keeps well during the bike ride with just an ice bag in a zip lock under and over
- Left overs make a good side for lunch the next day
- Colorful veggies makes it inviting
- It’s never the same twice
- Low in calories, filling and quite yummy
- It’s easy and you don’t have to measure anything
What healthy dish do you like to bring to potlucks?
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Yum, this sounds great! What veggies do you usually use for this?
My favorites are red, yellow, green peppers, carrots and celery… but I often add zucchini, squash, cauliflower, broccoli and tomatoes. When something is on sale or in season, it usually appears in my salad! Avocados and hard boiled eggs are yummy toppings too.