Thanksgiving Chopped Salad

DIETITIAN RECIPE -

Thanksgiving Chopped Salad

Thanksgiving is a day focused on delightfully rich food, so offering a light side dish is lovely. This chopped salad is the perfect addition to any holiday feast.

 

INGREDIENTS

For the salad:
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 crisp apples, cut into small pieces
2 lemon wedges, to preserve the apples’ color
1/2 cup Clearly by Best Choice Walnuts, toasted and chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup Clearly by Best Choice Sunflower Seeds

For the dressing:
1 Tablespoon champagne vinegar
1 Tablespoon Clearly by Best Choice Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Clearly by Best Choice Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Clearly by Best Choice Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon Clearly by Best Choice Honey
1/4 cup Clearly by Best Choice Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Clearly by Best Choice Ground Pepper

DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients for the salad dressing into a mason jar with a lid.

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Then secure the lid and shake vigorously until well combined.

The dressing can be made ahead of time and stored at room temperature until you’re ready to use it. Re-shake the dressing each time before dressing the salad.

Next, finely chop the romaine lettuce and place it in a large salad bowl.

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To preserve their color, chop the apples into small pieces and squeeze the lemon wedges on them. Set the apples aside.

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Place the walnuts in a small sauté pan. Heat them over medium-high for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Then remove the pan from heat and place the walnuts into a bowl until you’re ready to serve the salad.

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Add your apples, cheese, nuts, and seeds to the salad bowl with the lettuce just before serving. Add about half the dressing and gently toss the salad contents.

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Right before serving, add the remaining dressing, gently toss once more, and enjoy!

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