You’ve seen me do it before: ditch the lettuce.
One way to incorporate spiralized veggies into your diet is by treating them like lettuce, which, is obviously way more exciting.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a big, fluffy salad, but I mean, wouldn’t you rather eat pasta over lettuce?
When I first starting making salads, I only used romaine lettuce. I feel like romaine lettuce is the gateway into the fabulous worlds of salads. Romaine lettuce is in taco salads at Chipotle, the base of the most popular Caesar salad and iceberg lettuce it’s typically the main option at salad bars.
Soon after my love for building giant salads began, I read somewhere about the nutritional value of romaine lettuce versus other, greener lettuces. Basically, there isn’t quite as big of a nutritional bang for your bank.
A wise person once told me – the darker the green, the more nutritionally dense. Think kale and spinach – there’s a reason Popeye loved spinach so much!
I try to eat kale, spinach, arugula and other darker lettuces when I’m making salads, unless the salad flavors all for a romaine (ie a chopped salad works best with romaine lettuce because the lettuce is stiffer.)
Anywho, now, after Inspiralized, I ditch the lettuce and use spiralized veggies instead – like here, with this lobster Cobb salad!
Using zucchini noodles instead of lettuce makes the meal less salad-y, more fun to eat and packs the nutritional benefits of zucchinis (ie dietary fiber and lots of folates.)
One more note – don’t be intimidated by the lobster. You can grab pre-cooked lobster at most grocery stores or, as you’ll see in the recipe instructions, it’s easy to cook lobster! If you’re still afraid, make this a regular Cobb salad, no lobster. Or, use some chopped chicken or if you want to stick with the seafood vibe, top it with some jumbo lump crab meat.
Regardless of what type of Cobb you turn this dish into, it won’t disappoint.
No more soggy salads, make yours #inspiralized.
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers PointsPlus*: 11 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers PointsPlus® calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.