I finally went to the grocery store yesterday and picked up fresh produce. I want to start making more salads at home rather than dining out all the time. I bought new dressings and more ingredients for the salad fixes. Plus making salads is quick, involves less clean up, and they’re filling. Today for lunch, I made a apple cherry avocado salad . I had been looking for a new “crunch” for my salads and started playing around with different ingredients. I can’t wait for you to try this salad and experience the new crunch!
Ingredients: *4 Cups Spring Mix Lettuce, *2 Tablespoons of Salad Dressing, *5-7 fresh cherries pitted and diced, *1/2 small apple, *1/2 medium avocado, *1/2 medium cucumber, and *1/4 cup uncooked couscous.
Since I’m adding fruit to the salad, I chose a neutral vinaigrette dressing. You don’t want anything too savory with the mixture of fruit. I couldn’t imagine biting into a cherry dipped in ranch. Raspberry vinaigrette, honey mustard, and red wine vinaigrette are great options.
Wash the cucumber and add it to the salad before the avocado and before you add the dressing.
You can add more vegetables into your salad like radishes, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, onions, or bell peppers.
Add the two tablespoons of dressing and toss the cucumber and lettuce.
Top the dressed salad with avocado, apples, cherries, and uncooked couscous. Not only does the couscous look absolutely adorable on the salad, but it gives it a healthy crunch. They kind of taste like ramen noodles before they’re cooked. It’s just a healthier alternative to croutons.