When the weather gets warmer, salads are the way to go. Salads are lighter and don’t heat up the kitchen, but are still packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
This salad offers the natural sweet, tangy flavor of cranberries, plus the healthy fat of avocado. You get to add the protein that sounds good to you (or that is leftover in your refrigerator). Options could be sliced chicken breast or a salmon filet, and then you have the perfect dinner for a warm spring or summer evening.
Arugula, Cranberry, and Your Favorite Protein Salad
This salad offers the natural sweetness of cranberries, plus the healthy fat of avocado. You get to add the protein that sounds good to you.
- 3 cups arugula salad mix
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries with no sugar added
- 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans
- Protein of your choice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put all of the salad ingredients in a bowl.
Drizzle the ingredients for the salad dressing on top and toss lightly.
Sit in the shade and enjoy!