Spring has officially sprung, so what better time than now for this delightful, refreshing, and fruity salad!? I have always been a fan of salads with berries and nuts, so I wanted to make a quick and simple WNB salad that combines several of my favorite ingredients.
This is a perfect salad for a ladies lunch or would be great as a side salad with a light fish, chicken, or steak main dish. The dressing is super easy, and so darn flavorful, you might as well just make a bunch of the dressing at once and keep it in a bottle in the fridge for later!
2 1/2 cups or 2 large handfuls of arugula
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1 1/4 cup blackberries
1/2 avocado - cubed
1/4 cup freshly shaved parmesan
1/3 cup pecan halves or pieces
Salt & pepper to taste
1 garlic clove - very finely chopped
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Serves 3. Toss it all together and enjoy!
This salad is really easy to customize... you don't want blackberries? Try raspberries, strawberries, and/or pomegranate seeds! You love goat or feta cheese? Exchange that for the parm. How about caramelized walnuts or toasted almonds instead of pecans . . . why not!? Make it your new favorite salad and let me know how you love it! :) It's almost bikini season, so spring salads and fresh & healthy WNB meals are our BFFs!
PS - happy Passover and soon to be Easter! This is a perfect recipe to whip up and help you stay away from bread products during Passover or a great addition to your Easter meal!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.