Triple Berry Salad with Strawberry Dressing
Did you know that a serving of eight strawberries contains more vitamin C than an orange? You can stock up on vitamin C as well as heart disease-fighting flavonoids with this sweet summer salad. Plus, it features romaine lettuce, which has more vitamins, protein and fiber than other varieties of lettuce.
Makes 4 servings. Total preparation time: 10 minutes.
1. In a blender, purée the cashews, water, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, salt and pepper, and reserved strawberries until smooth. Season to taste and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, apples, celery, peas, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and chill. Right before serving, toss with sliced strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and dressing. Top with flaxseed meal, nuts and seeds.
Per serving: 257 calories, 13g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0mg potassium, 33g total carbohydrate, 11g dietary fiber, 0g protein
6 cups romaine lettuce
We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:
In blender, combine organic poppy seed dressing, frozen berries and water. Serve over mixed greens topped with more berries, diced apple and walnuts. Enjoy!