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Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing

Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing - Using a veggie burger, fresh veggies, Greek yogurt and feta cheese, this meatless lunch comes together in just 5 minutes! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’ve talked before about how the balance between being a food blogger and maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult. While I try to focus this blog on mostly healthy recipes, I’ve also made my fair share of ice cream this summer. I also find it challenging to stick to a proper breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule when I work from home. Sometimes I’ll be so busy during lunch time that I don’t take a break, then end up eating a series of snacks all afternoon.

In all honesty, I have room for improvement in my diet, and am always open to new ways to eat right without resorting to a juice cleanse or something like that. While I enjoyed a Vegan Before 6 lifestyle for several months, I didn’t stick to it. In the end (like I suspected would happen), I missed yogurt too much. I decided to adapt it into a “Meatless Before 6″ lifestyle (with special exceptions on some days), and have had MUCH greater success with that.

Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing - Using a veggie burger, fresh veggies, Greek yogurt and feta cheese, this meatless lunch comes together in just 5 minutes! | foxeslovelemons.com

My meatless breakfasts and lunches are mostly smoothies and salads. I’m always looking for a way to give my salads a boost of protein. I’ll usually just add black beans or chickpeas, but lately I’ve been shaking up my routine with MorningStar Farms veggie burgers. Instead of enjoying them on a bun (although they’re good that way, too), I simply warm them up, cut them into wedges, and use them in place of beans in my lunch salads. Here, I’ve used a Mediterranean Chickpea Burger to add a shot of protein and flavor to a Greek salad. I serve it with something I like to call “Double Greek” dressing – just a quick combo of Greek yogurt and good bottled Greek dressing. See, I can live without meat, but I knew I couldn’t live without yogurt. Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing - Using a veggie burger, fresh veggies, Greek yogurt and feta cheese, this meatless lunch comes together in just 5 minutes! | foxeslovelemons.com

I’ve also been making Southwestern-style salads using Spicy Black Bean Burgers, and buffalo cobb salads using Buffalo Chik Patties. MorningStar Farms has definitely made it easy for me to stick to this meatless-most-of-the-day lifestyle. With 30+ products and 600+ recipes on their website, I can always come up with a new way to keep my lunch interesting. And a tasty and filling lunch is the best insurance against snacking all afternoon. I’m looking forward to trying the Roasted Garlic & Quinoa Burger (probably in another salad) and the Original Veggie Sausage, which I could throw into a quick omelet.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing - Using a veggie burger, fresh veggies, Greek yogurt and feta cheese, this meatless lunch comes together in just 5 minutes! | foxeslovelemons.com

Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burger
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Greek salad dressing
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/3 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat burger according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together yogurt and salad dressing.
  3. Build salad using mixed greens, tomatoes, onion, cheese and burger. Serve with yogurt mixture.

 

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3 Responses to “Mediterranean Chickpea Burger Salad with Double Greek Dressing”

  1. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — August 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I am kinda bummed, I wanted to learn how to make the chickpea burger! LOL! But I still loves you! No worries!

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  2. Marti Miller Hall — August 20, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    AHHHH! I LOVE Morningstar Products… They have so many options that are affordable, healthy and tasty – and I LOVE that my kids like them in their school lunches.

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  3. Marti Miller Hall — August 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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