Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Honey Lemon Micro Greens Salad
Gozamos. Seems I've been tempting them with some of my not-so-skinny recipes like the unbelievably yummy Choco Taco. This super delicious and healthy salad will help keep you on your path.... just don't expect these kinds of healthy recipes too often, after all, it the Fat and Happy Blog!
Tips and techniques: If you can't find micro greens, simply substitute other lettuce. I've done it previously and the flavor is still quite wonderful, it's just not as exotic. Go heavy on the pepper; it plays well with the honey and lemon.
Honey Lemon Salad
4 cups of micro greens (loosely packed)
1/8 cup dried cherries (or cherry craisins), chopped
1/8 cup sliced almonds
2 Tbls sesame seeds
2-4 Tbls of fresh basil and mint, chopped
fresh black pepper
Toast the sliced almonds in a dry pan, careful not to burn them. Add in the sesame seeds a few minutes before the almonds are finished toasted, set aside. Make vinaigrette (below).
Combine the micro greens with the chopped cherries, basil, mint and toasted nuts; add fresh ground black pepper. Drizzle a few tablespoons of the lemon vinaigrette over the salad, toss lightly. Crumble the goat cheese on top with a light hand; you only need a few small crumbles or it will overwhelm the salad. Taste, add more dressing and pepper if needed.
Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
2 Tbls fresh squeezed lemon
2 Tbls olive oil
2 Tbls honey
Add the ingredients together, warm just slightly for 20 seconds in the microwave and whisk together. Serve slightly warmed.