I’ve been in a REAL cooking rut and feel like my normal meal rotation is getting mundane! Yesterday, I went to the grocery store for inspiration on what to make! I noticed pomegranates are in season and after a weekend of birthday cake I really was craving some green spinach to get me and the family back on track so a salad seemed like the right thing to do! With life obligations in full swing (birthday prep, Christmas prep, cleaning & organizing, closet cleaning the kids clothes that they seem to outgrow every week...etc) I really have minimal time for cooking these days. My goal is always to provide at least 5 homemade or semi homemade meals a week because although we love to eat out or take out its not the best for you.
- 1 pomegranate (seeds)
- 3 handfuls of baby kale
- 4 handfuls of baby spinach
- 1/4 cup feta
- 1/4 cup glazed pecans
- 1 avocado diced
- 8 medium sized cut strawberries
- 1 deli ready made chicken breast diced
- 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette
Cheesy Leek Pita Ingredients
- 1 leek sliced and rinsed, about 1/4 cup (the part you eat)
- olive oil to sauté
- Italian four cheese blend
- 2 pieces of Pita bread
Prep and toss all salad ingredients together in large bowl. Drizzle with most of the dressing and reserve a small amount to top to your personal salad bowl and desired amount. It always tastes a little bit better with a small amount of dressing drizzled on top while the rest is mixed in!
Cheesy Leek Pita Directions
Toss sliced leeks in olive oil and place in non-stick pan. Sauté on med heat for about 5 minuets until done and drain any excess oil. Using one slice of each of the 4 cheeses stack and dice. Divide and arrange half the leaks and cheese on each pita evenly. Toast in toaster oven for about 5 min. Cut into triangles and serve with salad.
A lot of the questions I receive are brand recommendations so I am sharing some photos below of EXACTLY what I used! I hate buying a bad dressing and tossing it out. This raspberry vinaigrette is in the cooler isle, it’s non-gmo, no preservatives and gluten free! The cheese is a 4 pack Italian blend. The recipe only calls for a few slices but it’s so delicious you will not waste! Great for grilled cheese, sandwiches and cheese and crackers.
Now go buy the ingredients and MAKE!