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$0.59 Rainbow Salad: Egg, Peppers, Cucumber and Cilantro
Ingredients for Rainbow Salad
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Color of fruits and vegetables and benefits
Cheap and Free Produce
- Cheap or Free Produce!
Fresh fruit and produce will go on sale, but rarely have associated coupons. But I asked myself, “What is the best way to get free or inexpensive fruit and produce?”
My goal was an inexpensive and healthy dinner salad. I decided on the Rainbow Salad. Using many colors vegetables has its benefits. I decided on red tomato salsa, orange bell peppers, yellow bell pepper, and green lettuce and cilantro. Maybe I will have blueberries for dessert!
I am a couponer and always have free salsa on hand. Today I took my own tip and went to the reduced produce area of my grocery store. I found a bag of 5 cucumbers for $0.25 and a bag of 6 yellow and orange peppers for $1.99. I decided to calculate the cost of my salad along with its nutritional information. My salad had 172 calories, 13 grams protein and cost me $0.59.
Cost of Rainbow Salad: $0.59
Cost for Amount Used in Recipe
Head of Lettuce $0.99
Hard Boiled Eggs
$0.10 per egg
5 for $0.25
Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers
Bag of 6 for $1.99
Free from garden
I always have hard boiled eggs on hand and did not calculate their prep time (about 20 minutes) into the overall time for the salad.
Ingredients For Rainbow Salad
- 1 cup iceberg lettuce, chopped
- 2 Hardboiled eggs, sliced
- 3 strips Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
- 3 strips Orange Bell Pepper, chopped
- 3 slices cucumber, chopped
- 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
- 2 tbsp Chi Chi's medium salsa
Main Meal: Rainbow Salad
How To Assemble Rainbow Salad
- Chop Lettuce, peppers, cucumber and cilantro. Slice egg.
- Add ingredients over lettuce.
Nutritional Information for Rainbow Salad With Egg Yolks Included
|Serving size: 1 Salad|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Unsaturated fat 5 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 13 g||26%|
|Cholesterol 424 mg||141%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Nutritional Information For Rainbow Salad Without Egg Yolk
For those looking to have the rainbow salad be a side salad instead of a meal, consider removing the egg yolk.
Nutritional Information for Rainbow Salad Without Egg Yolk
Summer is approaching and I am excited for fresh fruit, veggies and eating healthy! Try the Rainbow Salad. See how inexpensive you can make it! Let me know what you think!
© 2012 Karen Lackey
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