What do you eat when you don’t feel like cooking?  That was me Saturday night.  Dave and I often like to eat together after the kids go to bed on weekend nights.  It’s our ‘date night at home’.  I usually cook something fantastic, but I was tired.  I didn’t feel like cooking.  (That doesn’t happen very often!)  I resisted the urge to sit down with a bag of tortilla chips and guacamole and did this instead. . . really, I didn’t do much.  Slicing some vegetables and throwing them in the oven to roast doesn’t get much easier.  But SO delicious!

Here’s what I did. . .

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice 2 tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Slice 1 yellow onion about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place slices of tomato and onion on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle tomatoes with dried oregano.
  • Throw in the oven in time to go read stories and put the kids to bed.
  • After about a half hour, slice one package of mushrooms and place on foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and dried thyme.
  • Put in oven and let all veggies roast an additional 20-30 minutes, until soft and browned.

Make a quick salad dressing (you could use balsamic vinegar and olive oil instead).

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp hemp seed oil
  • Mix mustard and vinegar.  Slowly incorporate oil.

Fill 2 plates with salad greens of choice (I used spring mix).

Drizzle salad dressing over each salad.

Top each salad with half of mushrooms, onions and tomatoes.

Roasted Vegetable Salad


My husband thought this light dinner was delicious!  Who would’ve thought it could be so easy to put together a date-night dinner?  Salad for dinner is easy, yummy and so healthy.  The mushrooms give a meaty texture, but you could always add tempeh, garbanzo beans or other protein of choice.

What are your favorite entrée salads?