Sunday, January 13, 2013

Salad to go with Hummus dressing

I am continuing taking lunch every day, when I want a change from the big batch of soup made on the weekend, I try to take left overs or salad.  I found this way of packing salad for lunch this means that I can make several salads and have them sitting in the fridge ready to pick up and take in the morning.

So that I do not have the same salad every day, I mix up the ingredients, based on what is in the fridge and also mix up the dressing.  I love hummus, and I nearly always have some in the fridge, either home made or bought, as it makes a healthy snack with carrot sticks. So I decided to make a dressing out of it.

Hummus Dressing

  • 1/4 cup of hummus 
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh basil chopped.

Place the dressing in the bottom of a large plastic container

Start layering on the salad ingredients, with the those that are not going to be effected by touching the dressing first.  These are the ingredients I used but really anything goes.

1 bunch of green onions
1/2 can of drained chickpeas

1 cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half

1 head of hearts of romaine lettuce

Put an airtight lid on it and place in the fridge until ready to use.  This one stayed in the fridge from Sunday to Wednesday. At work on Wednesday lunch I turned it upside down and shook, but the dressing was a little thick, but when I tossed it a little it worked fine.  A great dressing and in fact I had chickpeas two ways.

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