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Citrus Summer Salad

A fresh lettuce salad topped with fresh fruit, nuts, and a delicious citrus vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
 

  • 6-8 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 2 oranges - mandarin oranges or sliced navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberries - sliced

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place the salad greens in a large bowl. Top with the nuts and fresh fruit. Drizzle the vinaigrette overtop and toss to coat. Alternatively, you can make the salads on an individual basis by adding the greens to small plates and sprinkling the desired toppings overtop.

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • In a liquid measuring cup whisk the vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Slowly stream in the olive oil and whisk vigorously until fully combined. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use.

Notes

This recipe is just a guideline! 
Add cooked, diced chicken for added protein. 
You can add crumbled feta cheese, goat cheese, or gorgonzola to the salad as well. (All 3 of which are delicious!)
Experiment with different fruits. Some suggestions include: kiwis, papaya, pineapple, peaches, raspberries. 

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal (21%), Carbohydrates: 29g (10%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 34g (52%), Saturated Fat: 4g (20%), Sodium: 185mg (8%), Potassium: 423mg (12%), Fiber: 4g (16%), Sugar: 21g (23%), Vitamin A: 890IU (18%), Vitamin C: 67mg (81%), Calcium: 75mg (8%), Iron: 1mg (6%)