One of my favorite fast food places to eat in DC is Roti. Most of the time I get the same thing: a salad with chicken kabob. It's filling, toothsome, but still healthy.
The salad comes with a side of roti bread. I recently have been choosing the spicy S'hug sauce, though I really like the roasted red pepper sauce too.
I took this to work and ate it for lunch. It held up well even though I made it the night before.
The ingredients are 1 package mixed lettuce leaves, 8 small tomatoes, 1 cucumber, 4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 small red onion, 4 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 small head broccoli, 1 cup sliced carrots, jar green olives, 4 ounces feta cheese, hummus, siracha sauce, and salt.
I began by chopping the tomatoes and cucumber. I grated the cucumber before cutting it.
I added salt, 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, and the basil to the diced tomatoes and cucumber.
I sliced the onion thinly and added the rice vinegar on top. I used vinegar because Roti's red onions have a strong vinegary kick.
I roasted the broccoli and sliced carrots in 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and salt. I baked it for 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Once all the components were ready, I began assembling my salad. I laid down a bed of lettuce and spooned on a third or half a cup of the tomato and cucumber mixture.
I added a third a cup of the roasted vegetables next to the tomato and cucumber salad.
I added some of the sliced red onions.
I bought olives stuffed with almonds because they were on sale. Roti doesn't use this kind of olive, but I enjoyed the crunchy nut.
Some crumbled feta cheese goes in the middle.
I scooped on a healthy quantity of hummus.
I also squeezed on some siracha sauce, though you can't tell in the picture.
This is a super flavorful salad. Even though there is no meat, it is a satisfying main dish. Roti makes their salads my pilling on the topping in individual heaps like it did, but you could sprinkle them evenly over the lettuce too.
This is a great summer salad. It has delicious flavors, it's nourishing, but it doesn't weigh you down either. I'll definitely make this salad again.