Some people may believe that vegetarians cannot enter the Zone. That’s simply not true. In Dr. Sears’ “The Soy Zone,” published in 2000, chefs served up 100 tasty vegetarian recipes. Here are one of them.
5 cups loosely packed romaine lettuce, washed, patted dry, torn into small pieces
1 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained, cut into bite-size pieces
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
3/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 ounces low-fat feta cheese, crumbled
6 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable stock or purified water
1 small clove garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Arrange lettuce on large dinner plate. Top with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, onions, garbanzo beans, feta cheese and tofu. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar, vegetable stock or water, garlic, oregano and black pepper. Pour over salad and toss to evenly distribute dressing. Serve.
Variation: Replace half the lettuce with 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced.