Take a few ingredients most people have around the house (at least this time of year), chop it up, stir it up and you have yourself one tasty and healthy salad! This salad seems basic when you look at the short list of players involved, but it’s when you marry them all together…it makes magic in your mouth 🙂 Did I mention this will make getting your kids to eat their greens a little less stressful!
So let’s get on with it. Wait, I should make a small disclaimer first. I’m the type of cook that if I’m reading a recipe and I don’t have that exact ingredient…I find one that will fill in nicely and move on or perhaps just leave it out completely. This recipe from thediva-dish was no exception.
- 2 cups Strawberries (the fresher the better!) sliced
- 2 cups Broccoli (or in my case Brocollini) cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup nuts (pecans, cashews, macadamia…just about any type will do)
- 2 heaping Tbsp of plain greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp agave or honey
- 1+ Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- dash of cinnamon
Start by chopping all ingredients to desired bite size pieces and place in serving dish. It should look beautiful and colorful like so…
I happened to have one of those handy “Magic Bullets” but otherwise use your blender or just your brut strength and mix all of the Dressing ingredients together. Drizzle over chopped ingredients and stir.
Grab a fork and dig in!
What better way to use those apples that are literally breaking the branches off those apples trees! Put them in this delicious and hearty Crisp Waldorf Salad. This salad can wear many hats…this is my tasty version!
Gluten-Free Crisp Waldorf Salad
2 cups packed Mixed greens
1/2 of Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced (I prefer the tartness of Granny Smith for this salad)
3 Tbsp Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese crumbles
2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
2 Tbsp Toasted Walnuts
Assemble all ingredients on a plate and dress with the following…
Gluten-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette (my simple homemade version)
1/2 cup good Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup good Olive Oil
1-2 Tbsp of your favorite jam or preserves (I prefer Raspberry, but any fruit would be good)
1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Shake well and serve