Salads are easy, fast meals. Prepare correctly and you will have a well-rounded delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner. The key is to get creative and play with flavors and use fruits and vegetables that are in season. Bon Appétit!
Pomegranate Apple Salad
Mixed Greens (I use Spring Mix and Baby Spinach)
½ Gala Apple
¼ cup Pomegranate Seeds
¼ cup Pecans or Walnuts
¼ cup Butternut Squash
2 Tbsp Green Onions
*Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
*Optional: Toss in Chicken, Duck, Sirloin, Shrimp (whatever protein you like)
handful Mint Leaves finely chopped
In a bowl, combine the mixed greens, chopped apple, pomegranate seeds, chopped pecans (you can toasted these too if you like, I use a little honey), diced butternut squash, and chopped green onions (I use the green part only), chopped (protein option) and toss in dressing. Garnish with Mint.
Sesame Ginger Dressing
1/2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
1/2 Tbsp Ginger Root, minced
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tbsp Raw Coconut Aminos ( Soy sauce substitute with 65% less sodium- raw, vegan, gluten-free) you can find at Whole Foods or Fairway or find your soy sauce brand that meets this criteria.
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil, toasted
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
Mince garlic and ginger. Combine sesame oil, coconut aminos or your choice of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Whisk all ingredients together. Drizzle over salad.