All Posts

Meal Prep: Two Easy Salads

This week’s meal prep includes two easy salad recipes. The first one is my mom’s recipe, a family favorite; and the second is from blogger I <3 Umami.

Cucumber Salad

  • Persian Cucumbers (thinly sliced)
  • Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Black pepper to taste

Toss all of these ingredients in a bowl in proportions that fit your craving. Tastes better over night, the onions really soak in that vinegar flavor.

Serve with:

This salad makes a great side to anything super hearty, my favorite — Red Lentil Dahl. When the onions start to turn bright pink, I like to put these on top of tacos. This week I served it up with salmon.

Paleo Triple Green Kale Salad by I <3 Umami

This recipe is by author and health coach ChihYu Smith. Be sure to hop over to her blog to check out the original recipe and print it out for your recipe book.

I was missing some of the ingredients so my cut down version looked like this:

  • Tuscan Kale
  • Ginger chopped
  • Garlic chopped
  • Green onions
  • Snow peas
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  • Lemon Juice (I’m obsessed with the soy sauce & lemon juice combo)

Chopped everything that needed to be chopped, tossed it all together and let it sit for a while to break down the kale.

Most of these ingredients can be found at Trader Joes.

I served this up with the cucumber salad and salmon. This salad gets better with age, which makes it perfect for meal prepping.

A few notes on meal prepping:

Problem: Like many of you, I find my recipes on Pinterest; but since I’m saving so many recipes throughout the week, I have trouble finding them when it comes time to actually making it. Does that happen to you?

Solution: I’ve decided to tweet my meal prep recipes when I plan them on Sundays so I can refer to a refined list when I’m ready. In that way, you can check them out too 🙂

Problem: I find recipe blogs overloaded with ads!

Solution: By clicking PRINT THIS RECIPE I can save it as a PDF on my desktop and follow the recipe ad free.

I’ve also thought about getting a printer so that I can print out the recipes. I started writing them out, but got a bit lazy. I prefer to read a hard copy so I can avoid a messy laptop.

How do you keep recipes? Drop links if you have photos!

Follow my Meal Prep Pinterest board here.

Follow me on Twitter to catch what I’m prepping on Sundays!

Thanks for reading 🙂

My name is Darin Marie. I was born and raised in the burbs of Los Angeles, spending most of my formative years in San Francisco. I'm a database manager by day and this is my creative outlet. All photos are my own unless noted otherwise. Thanks for stopping by!

0 comments on “Meal Prep: Two Easy Salads

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: