Do you? I do, often. I have salads for lunch three or four times a week, and as a side with dinner nearly as often. It's not a dieting thing. I love them.
My dinner side salads are your garden variety green salads - lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes (in season), and that's about it. My lunch salads are another story. My lunch salads are meals.
I love salads. You should love salads. They are quick and easy and a great way to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, yummy cheeses, an healthy oils.
I'm going to introduce you to one of my favorite lunch salads, the Beet and Citrus Blue Salad. It's amazing.
1 head romaine heart
3-4 small beets cooked (you can roast your own once they are in seasons, but you can buy cooked beets in the store year round and they are nearly as tasty as fresh.)
1 piece citrus fruit (orange, tangerine, minneola, tangelo, clementine, red grapefruit)
1/4 cup blue cheese
Balsamic vinegar to taste
Olive oil, to taste
Slice your romain heart, beets, and citrus fruit (I used a minneola). Put the lettuce on the plate; follow with beets, citrus, and blue cheese. Top with blue cheese and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil to taste. Voila! Lunch in five minutes. Go ahead and make this salad. You're welcome.