Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pineapple & Snap Pea Salad

I first feel obligated to warn you that the following ingredient you will find in this post is highly, highly addictive: toasted oat flakes.

I know, I know they may not sound remotely appetizing let alone addictive but that's where they get you. Seriously my coworker just got a box because I recommended them and she yelled at me this morning because she ate half the box overnight. Well, she didn't actually yell but she now knows firsthand why I can't keep them in the house that often.

On the rare chance that I do have them I will literally try adding them to whatever dish I can. For the future I'm thinking of a toasted flake crusted chicken like you can do with cornflakes. But in this case I substituted them as croutons on my salad.

This salad had:
1/2 cup diced pinapple
1/2 cup snap peas, cut in half
1 dried apricot, diced
2 cups mixed greens
1 cup arugula
3-4 mini heirloom tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp raspberry vinaigrette
1/4 cup toasted oatmeal flakes
3 egg whites

You might think that having dry cereal on your salad might be weird but trust me it works! The flakes give it the right amount of crunch just as a crouton would but they're much healthier for you. 

If you don't believe me try it out for yourself but be warned: you'll find it hard to stop eating those flakes!

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