This is part of a sponsored collaboration with United Soybean Board and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
You will love this Mexi-Mediterranean Salad recipe! It’s been a year since I’ve dialed in my eating habits to be much healthier! I’ve been holding steady at 40 pounds down and recently started exercising to kick it up a notch. A BIG part of my plan is preparing and cooking my own meals as opposed to eating out all the time. So, when this opportunity arose with the United Soybean Board, I went for it!
I immediately thought of making a light dressing that I could drizzle on my salads. I love chicken asada and I love Mediterranean salads, so I combined the two! I am so hungry for this salad right now. It’s funny, Patrick and I were starving when we worked on the video, the pay off was when we finished and were able to gobble down the salad!
I used kale, quinoa, cucumbers, chopped olives, queso fresco, avocado, chicken asada, and tomatoes. for the dressing I used one part soybean oil, one part red wine vinegar and one part lemon juice. then I added salt and pepper to taste. I moistened the kale with the dressing, then prepared the salad on the plate and lightly drizzled the dressing.
Facts about soybean oil – it’s in a lot of foods that we already eat. For example, vegetable oil is 100% soybean oil! It’s one of the most versatile ingredients in our pantries. It actually accounts for approximately 57% of edible oils used in homes! Just check the ingredients label to be sure.
Benefits from SoyConnection.com: Soybaean oil contains 0g trans fats per serving, it serves as a principal source of omega-3s which can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease. It’s a big source of vitamin E in the U.S. diet, which prevents cell damage that may lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease. And it contains unsaturated fats and when it replaces saturated fats, it may lower cholesterol levels.
SWEEPSTAKES! In celebration of its new Spanish language micro-site, the United Soybean Board invites you to make a video sharing your favorite recipe using soybean oil and upload a link for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize or one of five $1,000 runner up prizes. Visit http://www.soyconnection.com/i-am-for-soy for more info to enter.
Thanks for checking out my recipe! Follow #SoyParaSoy on social media to see what other dishes bloggers made!Love & light,