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Live Fruitfully: Strawberry Super Green Salad

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Embracing the last of summer with Live Fruitfully's Strawberry Super Green Salad with Ricotta Cheese.
 
Although it may not look like your typical super food salad, spinach, broccoli, & asparagus are high nutrient-packed vegetables full of fiber, potassium, and lutein. In addition strawberries provide more vitamin C ounce for ounce than an orange!
 
This recipe is gluten free, and paleo friendly.
 
 

RECIPE

Bunch of asparagus, sliced
2 cups spinach leaves
1 head of broccoli, florets
1⁄2 cup strawberries, quartered Ricotta Cheese

Water for steamer

Balsamic Dressing:
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste

 

ASSEMBLY
Steam asparagus and broccoli for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard and lemon juice. Add the oil in a slow steady stream, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a separate large bowl, combine spinach, asparagus, broccoli and strawberries with 1 to 2 tablespoons of dressing. Mix to coat.

Serving suggestion: serve individually with ricotta cheese. You can use other vegetables to garnish such as tomatoes & peppers or add grains such as quinoa into the salad. Add mixed nuts & seeds to add crunchiness as well as proteins and good fats.

Storage: dressing will keep refrigerated for 2-3 days in an airtight container.

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