Had another great salad today for lunch. Yeah I know….I seem to be on a salad kick lately!! I liked this one better than the one I had the other day. I just recently started looking for a poppy seed dressing online. A lot of the ones I’ve seen today had very similar ingredients to the zesty honey lime one that I made the other day.
So I decided to take half of that dressing and jazz it up a bit. I added 3 Tbsp of plain, whole yogurt, some more honey, another dash of horseradish mustard, couple dashes sea salt & pepper, and about a tsp of pure maple syrup. Shook it all up in a small canning jar.
It tastes really good, but one ingredient I keep seeing mentioned is orange juice so I can’t wait to add a bit of that. Also……the elusive poppy seeds. I just haven’t known where to look….anyone? I’m going to do a google search.
Salad ingredients today were:
Organic baby spinach
3 small clusters broccoli, cut small
1 T diced sweet onion
1 organic golden delicious apple, cut small
20 Newman’s own organic raisins (no I didn’t count!!)
1 T crumbled feta
1 T calamata olives, cut
1 T sunflower seeds
2 T maple sweetened & toasted walnuts (I did this myself in a skillet with butter and maple syrup)
3 T homemade NON-poppy seed dressing
I put all ingredients in a big bowl & added 2 T of dressing….put the lid on and shook to distribute dressing. I tossed the salad onto the plate & added one more T of dressing. It was the perfect mixture of sweet, crunchy, and certain bites had salty (from the olives & feta).
I know this type of salad normally would be excellent with sliced strawberries or mandarin oranges, and I took a risk adding the greek ingredients (like olives and feta), but it really was AMAZING!! It satisfied me for about an hour. But I didn’t get super hungry, just ready for my afternoon Chai tea. The taste lingered pleasantly though, and I could easily eat this for dinner. Some extra protein would probably make it more filling…..chicken possibly?