Quick Lunch from (an almost) Bare Pantry

Broccoli, Artichoke and Roasted Pepper Salad with red onion and Toasted pita wedges

This salad came together quickly one day when my pantry and fridge were nearly bare. I searched the shelves and came up with this little gem of a salad.  Now, I make sure to keep these ingredients on hand.


Add in these veggies in any combo to suit your tastes about 3-4ish cups total: (I do like a big salad)

Frozen chopped broccoli  (fresh is always great, but we are talking fast from the pantry/freezer here.)

Marinated Artichoke hearts drained  1 tbsp marinade reserved.

Roasted red peppers from a jar, drained well

Red onion, raw (or as pictured I had roasted red onion from a previous meal)

Toss  veggies together with 1 Tbsp of  artichoke marinade, 1-2 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar, freshly ground salt and pepper.

Pita wedges go well with this. I really really like pita wedges. My favorite is this https://www.josephsbakery.com/shop/flax-oat-bran-whole-wheat-pita-bread.html. These are also available at BJ’s club and Walmart.

To make this a full meal, top with tuna or salmon from a single serve pouch, or leftover protein from last nights dinner. (I have a habit of  preparing extra protein and veggies to use for quick meals)

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