The Day After Christmas Salad

Sooooo, I meant to post this salad shortly after Christmas but here we are already a week into the New Year!  Oh well, at least I didn’t make any New Years resolutions 🙂

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I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions.  I think, if you want to make a change, just make it!  You don’t need to wait for a new year to change for the better.  But I always believe in a big bowl of healthy green salad, so I fit right in this time of year.  I made this one the day after Christmas and it’s filled with healthy goodness and topped with a simple lemon vinaigrette.  I’ve been making variations of it ever since subbing different grains and veggies and such.  Tonight I made a version with cooked millet and purple cabbage and avocado (added to the salad here, just not pictured).  Enjoy!

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Day-after-Christmas Salad

serves 2

 

2 cups baby spinach

1 cup torn-up romaine lettuce

1/2 cup cooked  wheat berries 

1 stalk celery, sliced

1/2 large carrot, sliced

1/2 medium honeycrisp apple, diced

1/2 small avocado, diced

sprinkling of raisins

sprinkling of sliced dry-roasted almonds

  • Chop and prep all the produce and toss into a medium – large salad bowl
  • Toss in cooked wheat berries and raisins (sub any cooked grain or dried fruit)
  • Top with simple lemon vinaigrette (recipe below) and toss together until evenly coated
  • Sprinkle with almonds right before serving

 

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

makes extra

 

juice of 1 lemon

olive oil

~1 tsp maple syrup

~1/2 tsp dijon mustard

s + p

  • Juice the lemon into a small glass jar
  • add olive oil until roughly 1:1 ratio to the lemon juice
  • add maple syrup, dijon, and s+p to taste and shake until emulsified

 

How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?

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