Marinara Sauce as a Salad Dressing? Yes!

marinara salad

How many of you have eaten a bowl of pasta with marinara and felt uncomfortably full afterwards? I know I have.

I realize that this sounds like a strange thing to dress a salad with… but trust me it is really tasty! Having a bowl of greens covered in marinara rather than a bowl of pasta can leave you just as satiated without feeling like there is a rock in your stomach. Pictured above is:

  • 1/2 a head of romaine
  • 4 green olives sliced
  • handful of cabbage
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • chopped cauliflower
  • a cup of marinara

When you chop cauliflower you can use it as a cheese replacement. I love this trick because it really is a good substitute for the feta texture.

Replacing pasta with greens and cheese with cauliflower are little ways to improve my nutrition. I never feel that great after eating pasta. I don’t eat dairy anymore, but when I did cheese definitely upset my stomach. Unless you have an allergy to  any of the ingredients in this salad I promise you will feel full, satisfied, energized, and like you just ate a delicious Italian meal :).

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