Garden Pesto Salad

Recipe

  • 1 box cooked whole wheat rotini
  • basil pesto sauce
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • baby spinach
  • cherry tomatoes
  • red bell pepper sliced

Directions

  • Cook rotini according to package directions. Drain and mix with pesto.
  • Combine all vegetables and pesto.
  • Serve pesto salad hot or cold.

Notes

Add more vegetables and pesto to the salad if desired.

Fun fact: The pesto sauce and whole wheat rotini are from my university’s food pantry.

Happy eating!

-Bianca


Tofu Keto Salad (Plant Based, No Dairy)

Air fried tofu, salad mix with romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, petite carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions, extra virgin olive oil, with avocado and hummus as dressing.

Recipe

Prep Time 7 minsTotal Time 7 mins Course SaladCuisine American

Ingredients  

  • salad mix romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, shredded carrots
  • tomatoes roma or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 of a small onion yellow or red, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 a pack of tofu cubed, air fried
  • carrots snack sized, petite
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tbsp hummus regular or jalapeno hummus

Optional Ingredients

  • cheese plant based
  • a dash of salt for tofu if needed

Instructions 

  • Optional: Microwave onions with olive oil to make them soft.
  • Air fry tofu for about 10 miuntes.
  • Add salad mix base, onions, olive oil, tomatoes, carrots to a salad bowl.
  • Cut avocado into slices or mash. Add hummus to salad.

Notes

Adjust ingredients and amounts according to your preferences. The olive oil, hummus, and avocado acts as a dressing.

Hello,

I hope you are healthy and well.

Try Trader Joe’s flavorful Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus for this keto salad!

You can marinade or season the tofu after air frying.

Tofu Keto Salad (Plant Based, No Dairy)

Air fried tofu, salad mix with romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, petite carrots, tomatoes, yellow onions, extra virgin olive oil, with avocado and hummus as dressing.

  • salad mix (romaine lettuce, purple cabbage, shredded carrots)
  • tomatoes (roma or cherry tomatoes, sliced)
  • 1/2 of a small onion (yellow or red, sliced)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 a pack of tofu (cubed, air fried)
  • carrots (snack sized, petite)
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp hummus (regular or jalapeno hummus)

Optional Ingredients

  • cheese (plant based)
  • a dash of salt (for tofu if needed)
  1. Optional: Microwave onions with olive oil to make them soft.

  2. Air fry tofu for about 10 miuntes.

  3. Add salad mix base, onions, olive oil, tomatoes, carrots to a salad bowl.

  4. Cut avocado into slices or mash. Add hummus to salad.

Adjust ingredients and amounts according to your preferences.

The olive oil, hummus, and avocado acts as a dressing.

Salad
American

Bon appetit,!

Bianca

See new video pins on soups, salads, and more by following my blog on Pinterest at biancasoriano1.

You’ll Enjoy These Recipes


American Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix (chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots)
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato sliced
  • 1 plant-based burger sliced
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese shredded
  • a sprinkle of almonds sliced
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch (or vinaigrette)

Instructions 

  • Cook plant-based burger if needed.
  • Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Author’s Note

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are happy and healthy.

Eat more whole foods like vegetables and berries (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberries) and consume more healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, coconut oils).

Follow my blog on Pinterest at biancasoriano1 and see new video pins on soups, salads, and more.

Bon appetit!,

Bianca

American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

This recipe may remind you of an American cheeseburger or hamburger.

This salad is perfect if you have no time to cook but want to eat something healthy fast.

Plus, it has a lot of veggies like romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, purple cabbage, and roma tomatoes.

Sprinkle the salad with plant-based cheese and sliced almonds and you are ready to go!

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix ((chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots))
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato (sliced)
  • 1 plant-based burger (sliced)
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese (shredded)
  • a sprinkle of almonds (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch ((or vinaigrette))
  1. Cook plant-based burger if needed.

  2. Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Salad
American
almonds, burger, cottage cheese, parmesan ranch dressing, romaine, tomato

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

More Recipes Like American Style Salad


Strawberry Herb Keto Salad

Mix green herbs with sliced almonds, strawberries, cottage cheese, and choice of dressing for a scrumptious keto salad.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 3 mins Course Salad Servings 1 person

Ingredients  

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups herb salad mix
  • strawberries sliced
  • slivered almonds to taste
  • cottage cheese (or goat cheese) to taste
  • dressing of choice (I love vinaigrette or Olive’s Garden Parmesan Ranch dressing)

Hello everyone!

Add sweet and succulent summer strawberries to your salad.

According to Registered Dietitian Bjarnadottir, strawberries are high in Vitamin C and manganese, and contain folate (B9), potassium, and antioxidants.

Bjarnadottir notes strawberries may help your body against heart health and blood glucose maintenance.

She also says strawberries are low glycemic, are low carb, and perfect for people with diabetes.

source: Healthline

Strawberry Herb Keto Salad

Mix together an herb salad mix with sliced almonds, strawberries, cottage cheese, and your dressing of choice.

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups herb salad mix
  • strawberries (sliced )
  • slivered almonds (to taste)
  • cottage cheese (or goat cheese) (to taste)
  • dressing of choice (I love vinaigrette or Olive's Garden Parmesan Ranch dressing)
Salad
almonds, cottage cheese, herb salad mix, parmesan ranch dressing, strawberry