I’m so happy for warm weather and salad season! I eat salads year round, but in Spring and Summer, I want them for every.single.meal! I can’t wait to share all of my favorite combos with y’all.
I’m kicking it off with one that I’ve had on repeat for about 10 years! I’m having a little dinner party tonight and serving it with my go to salmon (https://instagram.com/p/Bu-3OOph0er/)
1 head of lettuce, chopped
3 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/8 cup coconut sugar**
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 T maple syrup**
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
1. In a large salad bowl, layer lettuce, pears, avocado and green onions.
2. Over medium heat stir 1/8 cup coconut sugar and pecans together until caramelized. Let cool on wax paper. When cool, coarsely break up over salad.
3. For dressing: blend oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss dressing into salad.
4. Serve as is or add protein. Grilled chicken and salmon are my faves!
**If on a Whole 30, omit the coconut sugar and maple syrup!