Neissa’s Simple Summer Arugula Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

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by Neissa Brown Springmann

by Neissa Brown Springmann

One of the things I love the most about this salad is that it requires such minimal chopping — and who doesn’t love that?! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Neissa’s Simple Summer Arugula Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing

Makes 1 serving (1 large main salad), or 3-4 small side salads

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 heaping handful of organic, undressed cole slaw mix (I find mine for ~$3 at Whole Foods)
  • 1 heaping handful of arugula
  • 1/4 c whole or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 T pepitas
  • 1 T dried currants
  • 1 T slivered or whole almonds
  • 1 serving size of your protein of choice (I prefer salmon, grilled chicken or even a turkey burger)
  • To taste: I also love crumbling up a piece of veggie-fed, antibiotic-free bacon for a little extra crunch & flavor 🙂

DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 T organic maple syrup
  • Fresh juice from half of a lemon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients (minus your protein of choice) in a large tupperware container and shake
  2. Empty salad contents onto a serving dish, top with your protein of choice and enjoy!

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