Hubby and I try to eat salad dinners at least 5 days a week. They are healthy, delicious and so easy! Plus, you can save yourself hundreds of calories by making your own dressings. A simple vinaigrette only needs a few ingredients and has endless variations. Far more healthy then using store bought, or just squeeze a little lemon juice over the greens for an even lighter version.
We usually try to incorporate superfoods' into our daily diets. It's easy to whip up a veggie smoothie, enriched with superfoods' or seeds. Although it seems we forget how easy these teeny tiny and powerful seeds are able to be incorporated into everyday foods.
With this salad I decided to step it up a notch (in the health department) and combine all the super seeds. I've eaten tons of salads with nuts but none that was chalk full of SuperSeeds!
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Super Seed Green Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Yields 4-6 servings
Recipe Created by Epicurean Mom
For Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained
1 tablespoon honey+ 1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a dressing shaker, or a container with a lid. Shake until well incorporated. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
6 cups baby romaine lettuce
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
Place the baby greens into a salad bowl/bowl. Drizzle honey lemon vinaigrette over the top, toss lightly. Garnish with avocado and cherry tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste.