My Favorite Salad in the Dining Center

IMG_9096.jpgHey everyone! Today I will be sharing my absolute favorite, go to salad at the dining center.  There are not very many vegetarian options in the dining center, so I am typically stuck eating salads. I normally eat salads since the only other vegetarian option is cheese pizza and I’m not trying to eat cheese pizza every single day. If you want to learn how to make my favorite salad then just keep reading:

What you’ll need:

  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Edamame
  • Feta or mozzarella(depending on what they have that day)
  • Kidney beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Corn
  • Dried cranberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Balsamic vinaigrette

Once you have all of the ingredients, just mix them all in a bowl and you’re done! It has taken me months to figure out what I like the most from the salad bar here. This salad gives me the protein that I need from the spinach and the beans so I am getting the nutrients that I need.

I really suggest adding dried cranberries to your salads. Dried cranberries are low in calories, low in fat, and are a source of dietary fiber. They add the perfect amount of sweetness to a salad and it just takes it to a whole new level. I just tried them for the first time on salads when I came to school here and I won’t make one without them!

Coming up with different salad combinations is kind of tricky because the options are kind of limited in the dining center. I have tried pretty much everything there is to offer and nothing really stood out until I tried this one. I used to make an “Asian” themed salad but I got pretty sick of it really quick. This one however, I keep find myself making it overtime I go to eat in the dining center. Even if you’re not vegetarian it can be hard coming up with creative ways to make the food good so here are some hacks to help.

I hope you enjoyed reading!


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