I hope your weekend was as gorgeous as it was here in NE Ohio. Today’s recipe is a light salad perfect for a light lunch or mid-afternoon snack. All food items were purchased from Aldi, a grocery store that offers off-brand food items (although they do offer some name brands) at a low cost. I highly recommend that any person trying to live on a tight budget check it out! But remember: bring your own reusable bags and a quarter for the grocery cart!
For this salad, you will need:
4 medium sized strawberries, sliced.
¼ red onion, chopped as desired.
½ red delicious apple, chopped as desired.
¼ 8 oz. Cucumber, sliced.
½ cup chick peas, rinced.
3-4 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped.
3 white mushrooms, chopped.
2 tbs. Cracked pepper feta.
Sea salt and black pepper as desired.
Optional (dressing): 1 tbs. Olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
When I bought these items, they cost:
Strawberries (case of 22): $1.99 or $.09/berry, $.39 for this salad.
Cucumbers ( 2, 8 oz.): $.99 or $.06/oz, $.48/cucumber, $.12 for this salad.
Romaine (pack of 3 hearts): $1.99/pack, $.66/heart, est. $.13/ leaf, $.39 for this salad.
Chickpeas (can): $.65/can, $.18/serving, $.18 for this salad.
Mushrooms (case of 16): $.69/case or $.04/mushroom, $.12 for this salad
Red Delicious (bag of 8 apples): $2.99/bag or $.37/apple, $.18 for this salad.
Red onions (bag of 3): $1.69/bag or $.56/onion, $.14 for this salad.
Cracked Pepper Feta (4 servings/container): $1.99/container, $.49/serving, $.49 for this salad.
This yields about 3 or 4 servings, depending on how much you would like to eat, so it ends up costing about $.67/serving.
I hope you enjoy the salad! Comments and constructive criticism is always welcome.