When on vacation, eating out meal after meal can get expensive, as well as a bit tedious. So when I am staying somewhere where I have access to a kitchen, I love to pick up a few things at a local store and make my own salad for lunch, or to take later on the airplane home. On Maui there is a fabulous health food store in Kihei called Hawaiian Moons which has a great salad bar where I founds two amazing prepared salads that I used as a salad starter for this delicious salad. While I feel that the garbanzo beans provide enough protein for me, you can always add some sliced rotisserie chicken or leftover fish to make it more of a hearty meal, if desired.
2 cups Hawaiian Moons Quinoa Salad*
2 cups Hawaiian Moons Kale Salad**
1 cup arugula, torn into bite size pieces
1 cup garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup artichoke hearts packed in water, drained and chopped
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
*Organic qunoa, organic arugula, organic toasted almond slivers, currants, organic green onions, organic extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper
**Organic kale, organic chard, organic extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper
In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad and drizzle in the olive oil. Toss well and serve. Yum!