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Blueberry Peach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Blueberry Peach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

It is snowing outside and despite the fact that it is November, I am shocked.  Warm autumn afternoons lulled me away into the belief that fall weather would last forever.  When the temperature drops, I abandon raw salads for warm squashes and vegetable soups because my body craves and needs warmth from my food.  But despite the coldness, this salad is amazing.  The combination of blueberries and peaches with cucumbers and belle peppers satisfies even my two-year-old.

Don’t be tempted to make the dressing in a large quantity for the future…I learned the hard way that this dressing is simply better fresh.

Blueberry Peach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

From Healthy Mama

  •  3 cups mixed lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small peaches sliced into small pieces
  • 1 green belle pepper diced
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions

Combine orange juice, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a dressing container.  Arrange all salad ingredients in layers on a large plate. Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.

Strawberry-Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Strawberry-Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Strawberry-Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette

Salad greens of your choice – washed and prepared
Strawberries – washed and cut
Pears – washed and cut into cubes
Pecans – crushed
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons mustard – with no sugar, coloring, or preservatives
1 pinch Salt and pepper to taste

 

In a salad dressing container – combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, curry powder, mustard, and salt/pepper.  Shake or stir until smooth.

Toss together salad greens, strawberries, pears, and pecans on a plate or in a bowl.  Drizzle dressing over salad and enjoy.

 

Artichoke and Garlic Chicken Salad

Artichoke and Garlic Chicken Salad

I have a crush on artichokes, garlic chicken, parmesan cheese, and salad.  This salad is an amazing combination of my food loves.   Enjoy!

 

Artichoke and Garlic Chicken Salad

1 bunch of romaine – washed and cut into bite sized pieces
1 recipe garlic chicken – shredded
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) artichoke hearts – diced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tomato – diced
3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
2 tsp. sucanat
2 tsp. sugar-free mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil

 

Combine romaine, chicken, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and tomato in a bowl.

In a blender or vitamix combine apple cider vinegar, chopped onion, sucanat, mustard, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Always add the liquids first to avoid the spices sitting at the bottom.  Blend on medium speed until dressing is smooth.

Toss salad and pour dressing over.

Mango and Chickpea Salad

Mango and Chickpea Salad

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Mango and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients:

4 cups spinach – washed and cut into bite sized pieces
1 mango – peeled and diced into chunks
1 red pepper – de-seeded and cut into chunks
1 can of garbanzo beans – drained and rinsed
Crushed almonds
Handful of feta cheese (optional)
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Dash of sea salt
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon mustard (sugar-free)

Directions:

Combine spinach, mango, red pepper, garbanzo beans, almonds, and feta cheese in a large bowl. Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, maple syrup, and mustard in a small shallow bowl. Toss dressing on greens and enjoy!

Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Berry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

A mixture of blueberries and strawberries
Spinach (3-4 cups)
Handful of sliced almonds
Feta cheese (vegans – omit cheese)
4 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons mustard (sugar-free)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

 

Directions:

Stir together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a dressing container.  Shake/mix until smooth.  Pour over a bed of greens with berries, feta cheese, and sliced almonds.

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