Pot Roast Avocado Salad
with blue cheese crumbles and a spicy low-cal Sriracha Ranch dressing
I’m a huge fan of cooking once, and eating new, creative meals not just once, but two or three times based on that first dish. It just makes cooking your follow-on meals so much easier! And you don’t have to deal with that awful “leftover” syndrome. I understand the oh-too-human reaction to eating the same food AGAIN … I get tired of eating the same thing all the time too! So I try to find different ways to use the foods I cooked so that I’m eating something entirely new most every time I eat.
This is one of the things I made with my leftover Crockpot Za’atar Pot Roast … leftover pot roast on a salad is a great way to add protein to your salad, and so much better when it’s dressed up with some blue cheese crumbles, fresh sweet cherry tomatoes, a few red onions and a nice Sriracha ranch dressing to give it a little kick. If you want a little extra crunch, try adding a few roasted sunflower seeds.
- 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- A pinch of dried dill
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 teaspoons Sriracha (more or less to taste)
- Mixed greens and/or spinach
- Leftover pot roast, chopped or shredded, warmed (if you please)
- Blue cheese crumbles
- Sweet cherry tomatoes, halved
- Red or sweet onions, sliced thin
- Avocado slices
- Sunflower seeds (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth and set aside.
- Now, fill your salad plate or bowl most of the way with greens. Top with pot roast, a bit of blue cheese, cherry tomatoes and tuck in a few onion slices and avocado. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds if desired and then the dressing, to taste.
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