Oh, hello there! I’ve been pretty MIA lately. I had tons of school work for the past week and it really consumed my life. The other day, it was absolutely beautiful out. Some of the first signs of Spring were in full force and it had be feelin prettyyy froggy 🙂
The sunshine put me in the mood for a nice, crisp, GIANT salad.
Spring Fever Salad with Plum Dijon Dressing
Serves 1 large salad
For the salad:
- ~3 c of your choice of greens (I used romaine, baby spinach and kale!)
- 1/3- 1/2 c black beans
- 1/2 c chopped bell peppers
- 1 T sun dried tomatoes
- 3 brussels sprouts, shredded
- 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 T crumbled feta
For the dressing:
- 1.5 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp plum sauce
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. If using kale as a salad base, use half the dressing and massage into the leaves.
Heat a pan to medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray. Add peppers, beans and sun dried tomatoes and cook until peppers begin to soften.
Add other greens of choice to a bowl (combine with marinated kale if using) and toss with dressing. Pour vegetable- quinoa mixture over the greens and top with feta to go from this…
Dig in and enjoy! It’s light, colorful, refreshing and delicious! The bright colors definitely reflected the good mood I was in 🙂