3 Heavy Green Salads To Serve On Fathers Day
3 Heavy Green Salads To Serve On Fathers Day

With all the meat that your dad would request to eat on Father’s Day, it would be ideal to pair it with a bowl of healthy salad. Who says salads can’t be heavy? Add a delicious meaty flavor to your green salad for a more satisfying, belly-busting meal on this special occasion!

Here are 3 heavy yet healthy salads you can serve during your Father’s Day celebration:

Bacon and Butternut Squash Salad

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What you need:

1 thick slice bacon, cut into small pieces
2 mushrooms, sliced
2 cups arugula
1/4 cup cooked butternut squash cubes
2 tbsp. crumbled goat cheese
1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. pine nuts
1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper, or more to taste

Heat oil in a small saucepan and cook bacon pieces for about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes more or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in butternut squash and continue cooking for 3 minutes more or until bacon is crisp. Remove from heat. Place arugula on a salad bowl and add bacon, mushroom and butternut squash cubes. Sprinkle goat cheese over salad and top with pine nuts. Season with cracked black pepper.

Club Sandwich Salad

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What you need:

4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups Romaine lettuce
2 cups whole kernel corn
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup seasoned croutons
3/4 cup cooked turkey breast
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. sugar
Salt and ground black pepper

To make the vinaigrette, combine garlic, white wine vinegar, mustard, oregano and sugar in a medium bowl. Carefully add olive oil, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper then set aside. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and cook corn over high heat for 6-8 minutes or until corn is lightly browned. Set aside and allow to cool. Place Romaine lettuce, turkey bacon, turkey breast, cherry tomatoes and cooled corn on a large salad bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Top with feta cheese and croutons.

Smoked Sausage Green Salad

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What you need:

3/4 kg. smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
3 cups small gold potatoes
1 cup mixed greens, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup Italian vinaigrette

Bring 12 cups of water to a boil in a pot and cook potatoes until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool. In a medium skillet, cook smoked sausage over medium-high heat for 7-9 minutes or until browned. Arrange mixed greens on a serving platter along with cooled tomatoes, smoked sausage, yellow bell pepper and tomatoes. Drizzle with Italian vinaigrette before serving.

Take your Father’s Day menu up a notch with these healthy yet heavy and of course, delicious salad recipes!