Spring is such a beautiful time of year. The flowers are in bloom, the birds and baby birds are chirping happily, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. It enlivens the senses! To celebrate this special time of year join me in making a delectable treat for the palette that will leave you with a sweet taste in your mouth and a refreshing burst of energy.
Start with fresh baby greens, spread chopped red onion and green bell pepper around the outskirts of the bowl. Add your favorite crunchy toppings, I used sunflower seeds and roasted cashew pieces. Add raisins for a hint of sweetness, 3 heirloom baby tomatoes, and a mandarin orange to make each bight burst with flavor! Add a jalapeno slice or two for an added kick and a sun dried tomato if you have one handy. Drizzle with your favorite dressing we chose Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing mixed with Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette. What are you left with?
- No cholesterol
- High in vitamin A
- Very high in vitamin B6
- Very high in vitamin C
I’ve been working on adding more colors to the salad for a rainbow of health! Enjoy the beautiful energy the plants bring to your body!
Servings: 2 Calories per serving: 220 (includes 2 tbsp dressing)
- 2 Big Handfuls of Baby Greens
- 1/4 chunk red onion – chopped small
- 1/4 chunk green bell pepper – chopped small
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup roasted (or raw) cashew pieces
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 mandarin oranges – peeled
- 2 slices sun dried tomatoes
- 4 slices jalapeno
- 6 heirloom tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Goddess Dressing
- 2 tbsp Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette
- Place greens in your bowl
- Place onion and green bell pepper in a food processor to chop up finely. (Time saver!)
- Sprinkle with seeds, nuts, and raisins.
- Spread the mandarin slices on the outer edge.
- Place 3 heirloom tomatoes in each salad, with one sun dried tomato and two jalapeno slices. Top with dressing and dig in!!
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