5 Muscle-Building Summer Salad Recipes

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5 Muscle-Building Summer Salad Recipes

These power salads will hold down any man’s table.

INGREDIENTS
6    sun-dried tomatoes (be sure not to buy sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil)
4    cups arugula
1    cup asparagus pieces
1    oz low-fat mozzarella cheese, cubed
1    roasted red pepper, cut into bite-size strips (roast it yourself or find it in a jar near the pickles in most grocery stores)
2    tbsp reduced-fat roasted red pepper, balsamic, or Italian dressing
6    oz grilled salmon (either fresh or pre-prepared)

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DIRECTIONS
1) Rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes, if necessary, by placing them in a small soup pan and covering with water. Place pan over high heat. Boil until soft, approximately 6 minutes. Drain and run tomatoes under cold water.
2) Meanwhile, mix the arugula, asparagus, mozzarella, and roasted red pepper in a large bowl. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and add them.
3) Just before serving, add dressing and toss using salad tongs, two forks, or two wooden spoons. Top with salmon. Serve immediately.
 

NUTRITION
521 calories, 46g protein, 24g carbs, 27g fat, 7g fiber

 

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