Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cranberry Avocado Salad with Balsamic Onion Dressing

A light and refreshing salad filled with veggies, protein, and good fats! What more could you ask for? The cranberries add a wonderful hint of sweetness to this savory salad.

1/3 cup organic balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup organic olive oil
1 ts organic ground mustard
1/2 ts organic paprika
1/2 ts good salt
pinch organic pepper
1 tb organic poppy seeds
1 tb organic sesame seeds
A quarter of an onion diced
(Note: the kids enjoy this dressing with a few tb of honey mixed in. Hubby doesn't like sweet dressings so he doesn't. I like it both ways. So honey is optional depending on if you are looking for a sweet or savory dressing)

2-3 large handfuls organic mixed salad greens
The rest of the onion from the dressing, sliced
2 avocados, diced
A handful or two of organic dried cranberries
1/4-1/2 cup organic sunflower seeds

Combine dressing ingredients and mix or shake well. Set aside while preparing salad. Mix salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss gently with dressing.

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