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Springtime Sweet & Tangy Salad

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Servings: 2 salads

Ingredients

  • 2-3 C Dark leafy greens I recommend a mix of baby kale and baby spinach
  • 1/2 ripe avocado cubed
  • 3-4 mini sweet peppers seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 red or pink grapefruit sections removed
  • 2 tsp feta cheese
  • 2 TB vinegar-based dressing see Note
  • Fresh ground pepper optional

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients without dressing together in a bowl or prepare by dividing ingredients on each plate.
  • Add dressing of choice and optional sprinkle of fresh ground pepper.

Notes

Create a simple dressing for 2 by mixing 2 TB oil with 1/2C vinegar and add in fresh or dried herbs, minced garlic, chopped shallots, or citrus juice (such as the fresh juice from the grapefruit). Branch out from traditional olive oil and try oils made from avocados, macadamia nuts, or grape seeds. Oils provide healthy sources of fats, while vinegar provides low-calorie flavor.
Experimenting with flavored oils and vinegars can enhance a salad without adding too many extra ingredients or calories. Consider investing in a few good quality oil and vinegar sets for quick dressings. My favorite are from Carter and Cavero. The blood orange olive oil and tangerine balsamic vinegar makes a delicious sweet combo.