Author Notes: I feel better in the afternoon if I eat a healthy lunch, but it needs to have enough taste, fat, and protein to be satisfying. This salad does the trick. Also it's really easy. I was eating it all the time (until I created Perfect Lunch Salad #2 -- now I will have variety). The amounts of ingredients are just guidelines, so of course feel free to adjust to make it perfect for you! —Laura
cups baby spinach
teaspoons olive oil
teaspoon lemon juice (or to taste)
of an avocado, cut in small-ish pieces
ounce sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled or diced
tablespoons chopped walnuts
salt and pepper to taste
- Pick a container (with tight lid) that looks like it will hold the amount of salad you want to eat for lunch. Fill it nearly full with spinach.
- Sprinkle the spinach with salt, then drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.
- Add the avocado to the top of the salad. Drizzle the lemon juice onto the avocado, then toss gently.
- Add the cheese, walnuts, and fresh ground pepper to taste. If there's still room in your container, cram some more greens on top.
- Have a happy lunch!