I have noticed recently the addition of chopped salads to the menu at Subway restaurants; a bonus to those of us that are looking for gluten- free meals on the go. When we are on the road, whether at a hockey tournament or on vacation, I find it difficult to eat well, as the gluten-free options are limited.
The salads at Subway work the same way as ordering a sub; you pick the toppings and dressings. The difference is that they present the chopped ingredients to you, including meat if you wish, in a salad bowl instead of loading them on a gluten loaded bun.
Prices vary, depending on whether or not you choose to add meat and/or avocado, but you can get a large, delicious, custom made, gluten-free salad for under $10
Congratulations Subway, for responding to the increasing demand for healthy, gluten-free meals for the busy family. It sure makes my life easier!
This is another recipe from Living Without that sounds really good and easy to make…
Gluten-Free Pasta Pickup Salad with Pesto and Tomatoes
SERVES 6 to 8
This beautiful dish explodes with flavor. It’s best when assembled right before serving. If garden tomatoes aren’t in season, use good-quality roasted red peppers.
1 (10-12 ounce) package gluten-free brown rice or corn spirals, penne or elbow pasta
1 pint fresh, local tomatoes, chopped
½ cup good-quality pesto,* more for garnish
4 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil + 1 tablespoon for cooked pasta
1. Bring 2 to 3 quarts salted water to boil. Cook pasta until chewy or just al dente, 3 to 4 minutes less than directed on the package. (Undercook pasta to prevent it from falling apart when tossed; pasta continues cooking after it is drained.) Rinse pasta under cold water and drain well. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent sticking. Reserve.
2. Combine ½ cup pesto with vinegar and ¼ cup olive oil. Toss with pasta.
3. Add tomatoes and dollops of remaining pesto. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
Each serving contains 271 calories, 14g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 5g protein.