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$0.59 Rainbow Salad: Egg, Peppers, Cucumber and Cilantro

Updated on August 2, 2012

Ingredients for Rainbow Salad

Ingredients for Rainbow Salad
Ingredients for Rainbow Salad | Source

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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

Recipe Item
Overall Cost
Cost for Amount Used in Recipe
Iceberg Lettuce
Head of Lettuce $0.99
$0.24
Hard Boiled Eggs
$0.10 per egg
$0.20
Cucumbers
5 for $0.25
$0.01
Yellow and Orange Bell Peppers
Bag of 6 for $1.99
$0.14
Salsa
Free
Free
Cilantro
Free from garden
Free

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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1 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

Main Meal: Rainbow Salad
Main Meal: Rainbow Salad | Source

How To Assemble Rainbow Salad

  1. Chop Lettuce, peppers, cucumber and cilantro. Slice egg.
  2. Add ingredients over lettuce.

Nutritional Information for Rainbow Salad With Egg Yolks Included

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Salad
Calories 172
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 13 g26%
Cholesterol 424 mg141%
* 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

 
 
Calories
64 cal
Fat
0.3 g
Saturated
0 g
Unsaturated Fat
0 g
Carbohydrate
5.5 g
Fiber
1 g
Sugars
1 g
Protein
8 g
Cholesterol
22 mg

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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      Karen Lackey 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for reading, avantitexan. I also got some yellow squash off the reduced rack and planned on making it again squash and zucchini. I am excited for my summer garden to get underway to have more, inexpensive options. Good luck with the heartburn! My husband wouldn't eat my salad for the same reason!

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      avantitexan 5 years ago

      Sounds yummy, any suggestions for substitutions for the bell peppers (heart burn!)? Thanks for the recipe!