Folks, I have a great recipe for you to try! Packed with flavors! Packed with protein and best of all – it’s meatless! This recipe can be made in just about 10 minutes and makes enough for a few meals! I guarantee your coworkers will be jealous if you bring this in to lunch. And they will be even more jealous when they start seeing you dropping the weight from eating healthier!
Here's what you'll need.
1 package of ground soy protein (about 2 cups and can be found in the produce section) either plain or the Mexican style pre-seasoned type. If it's plain, I season with garlic, cumin, or a taco seasoning pack.
1 diced sweet red pepper/or yellow
1 diced purple onion
1 cup salsa (get one that does not contain any added sugar – I like medium spicy that includes some beans)
1 fresh diced avocado
1 package pre-chopped romaine (or any mixed greens you enjoy)
1/2 cup fake mayo (The kind made with grape seeds has no cholesterol! It can be found in health food store refrigerator section.)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons plain Greek style yogurt (optional)
Dash of lime juice and dash of garlic to taste
Mix all ingredients well and keep in fridge – add more or less of each to taste
In a skillet on medium heat, saute the chopped red pepper and onion till slightly tender. Add in salsa and the ground soy protein till heated through, stirring lightly. Taste test – you can always add in additional salsa or seasoning. Put lettuce on your plate w/ a cup of warm soy topping. Top with a few chunks of fresh avocado. Drizzle with some dressing. Add a few sprinkles of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Options: You can also add a few precooked pinto beans, or frozen sweet corn in with the soy topping. If you happen to like really spicy soy protein topping, add a diced jalepeno when cooking. Then top the salad with a tiny plain Greek style yogurt to cut the heat!
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