Looking for a delicious steamed vegetable salad? You are in the right place! This one is packed with tons of low-carb veggies, perfect for keto, vegan (simply omit the eggs) and everything in between.
Nutrient-packed and super tasty!
My diet has changed a lot recently, which is why you may have noticed less recipes containing meat. It’s because I’m battling the Lyme disease co-infection bartonella at the moment, and it is really kicking my behind.
I’ve been experiencing discomfort in my left eye on and off for some time now (which is related to bartonella), and realized it is much more aggravated when I eat meat or consume vegetable oils. So I have been following a very low-meat diet, and have not been eating out at all for awhile.
It has been tough, but it’s been a great opportunity to focus on including tons of nourishing vegetables into my meals.
I love steaming veggies because of all the nutritional benefits of lightly cooking. Roasting, frying and BBQing vegetables cooks them at a very high heat, which damages a lot of the fragile vitamins and minerals.
This salad is filled with delicious steamed veggies with as many nutrients intact as possible!
Easy salads are great for busy days.
You can really steam whichever veggies you like (or have lying around), but I used cauliflower, asparagus, tomatoes and onions in mine. Simply steam the veggies covered in a pan with a small layer of water in the bottom until cooked to your liking.
Remove from heat and allow them to cool while you prep the rest of the salad. You’ll want a nutritious base for the salad (I used spinach), but any bed of greens will do.
For the salad dressing, you will want to prep a batch of this creamy avocado spread, with a bit of additional avocado oil added, to help thin it out.
Once the veggies have cooled, spoon them on top of the bed of greens, top with the avocado dressing, and add in a hard-boiled egg, or a protein of your choice. Now you’re all set to dig in!
What could I add instead of hard-boiled eggs?
If you want to add some meat, shredded or cubed chicken, or some strip steak would work great here. If you are vegetarian, some black beans would also work great!
Can I use a different salad dressing?
Yes, of course! If you are counting your carbs, be sure to recalculate the macros, as they will be changed as a result!
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Steamed Vegetable Salad
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes
- 1 small head cauliflower chopped into florets
- 1/2 small onion
- 12 oz package spinach
- 1 batch creamy avocado spread, made into a dressing get the recipe here
- 4 hard-boiled eggs or protein of your choice omit for vegan
- To a pan over medium heat, add asparagus, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower and onion. Add one cup of water (8 oz), and simmer, covered until softened. Allow veggies to cool a bit, so they do not wilt the bed of spinach.
- Split spinach into four equal sized portions. While veggies cool, make creamy avocado dressing.
- Top spinach with cooled veggies, hard-boiled egg and avocado dressing.