Today’s Homemade Reuben Salad is just that: A Reuben sandwich deconstructed in salad form. Light, good for you, and packed full of nutritious ingredients.
Disclosure: Today’s post is brought to you in partnership with the North American Meat Institute, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, as part of National Deli Meat Month. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and motherhood musings are my own. For more information about the North American Meat Institute scroll to the bottom of this post. #beefcheckoff #beeffarmersandranchers
It is no secret on this blog, I love all things beef. That includes prepared beef products such as thinly sliced deli roast beef and corned beef. Deli meats such as the thinly sliced roast beef I have in this recipe is a go-to for sandwiches and salads for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it offers my family an easy, on-the-go access to nutrition AND taste. Did I mention I have four young children? Yeah, ease, taste, AND convenience go a long way with recipes including deli meats.
Why National Deli Meat Month
Along with being National Nutrition Month, March is National Deli Meat Month. Deli meats provide a convenient source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. As mentioned before, because deli meats are pre-cooked, they offer consumers easy, on-the-go access to the nutrient density in meat. The iron and zinc in meats are also more bioavailable to the body than from vegetarian sources.
My Love Affair with the Reuben Sandwich
My go-to, favorite sandwich of ALL time [yes, I know that is an aggressive claim], is the Reuben sandwich. So much so that in 2021 a few friends and I have been trying a new Reuben from local restaurants a few times a month, rating our tastebuds’ experience! I wanted to eat more veggies AND enjoy a Reuben. That is why I deconstructed the Reuben sandwich to create this simple recipe in salad form.
Other Deli Meat Recipes
In my mind, deli meats are the perfect topper, stuffer, and filling for almost any salad, sandwich, taco, and more! The deli meats category is diverse and offers choices to meet nutrition needs, tastes, budgets, and personal preferences. Thousands of products are available in the meat case and include low- and reduced-sodium products, low- and reduced-fat products, American Heart Association certified, organic, and grass-fed, and Kosher options. You might also like these recipes:
If you’re looking to learn more about National Deli Meat Month, then be sure to follow the North American Meat Institute on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And as we say in my house, #BeBeefPrepared
- 1 cup leafy greens
- 3 ounces Roast Beef Deli Meat, thinly sliced
- 1 slice swiss cheese, cut into bite-sized pieces
- ½ cup sauerkraut
- ¼ cup croutons
- 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
- Optional: dill pickles for garnish or toppings
- Layer salad ingredients and enjoy.