Apple-Cran Salad

I have to admit, I didn’t even remember that Monday was Monday with the holiday! Please excuse the missed post.  I hope you all had a happy and healthy New Year.

Since winter is finally here, I mostly buy apples and bananas for fruit since a) they’re usually the cheapest and b) berries aren’t tasting so good at this time of year.  This salad is simple for lunch or a night you just don’t feel like cooking dinner.  It’s also refreshing and light tasting after two weeks of intense holiday eating.  Don’t be alarmed by the higher fat content of the dish.  It’s all coming from the olive oil and is mostly all good-for-you, unsaturated fats.   Enjoy!

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Apple-Cran Salad

Serves: 1 (as main course), 2 (as side)

3 cups fresh mixed greens

1/2 medium Gala apple, diced

1/8 cup dried cranberries (or raisins or apricots)

 

For the dressing:

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

dash of salt and pepper

1 tsp. honey dijon mustard

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all salad ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.  Once well combined, pour over salad and toss.

 

Nutrition Facts (as main course): 352 calories, 27g carbohydrate (5g fiber), 3g protein, 27g fat (20g unsaturated)

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