Here is a salad recipe with the crunch of apples, nuts, seeds and sweet dates. Really an easy recipe that looks great and tastes even better. Serve it with a side of crusty bread and tea and it makes for a wonderful light lunch option.
Dates, nuts and seeds
I’m loving dates in my salads lately. They add a fabulous natural sweetness to any salad and it doesn’t even take that much – 2-3 dates cut into quarters to get that decadent sweet flavor. I’m also enjoying adding naturally crunchy ingredients like nuts and seeds such as pistachios and pecans, pepitas and sunflower seeds. Having read again and again how healthy nuts and seeds are for us adding them to salads is a great way to get our daily dose of superfoods. Between all the greens, apple, dates, nuts and seeds, this salad makes for a filling lunch.
APPLE DATE SALAD WITH NUTS AND SEEDS
1 bag of greens
1 apple cut into chunks
3-4 dates pits removed and quartered
4 mini peppers cut into pieces
1 carrot cut into thin slices
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2-3 tbsp roasted pistachios
White cheddar cheese cut into small pieces (as much as you want)
Balsamic vinaigrette 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 4-6 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Make the dressing and set aside.
In a large bowl place the greens along with the apple, dates, peppers, and carrot. Top with the nuts and seeds. Add the cheese if using. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
Before serving toss with desired amount of dressing. Serve immediately.