This is the perfect salad for transitioning to Fall!
Vegetables, especially raw ones, are typically cooling in nature to the body. Eating seasonally and locally helps you keep in tune with you body and its seasonal needs. I love a good salad, however as the weather turns it becomes less craved as my body starts to look to warming foods.
I have been making it a point to eat 1 cupf of greens with every meal (yes even breakfast), and I plan on continuing this habit throughout the Fall and Winter. To help mitigate the cooling effect of the lettuce, making a salad rich with seasonal and warming ingredients is a win. The star of this salad is the apple - a Fall staple! - which is rich in fiber and anti-oxidants, and is topped with a delicious and warming lemon tahini dressing.
Because I am crazy busy just like you, I like adding in rotisserie chicken for a super stress-free and easy recipe that pulls together in literally minutes prep to plate.
Autumn Apple Salad
Makes 2 servings
4 cups mixed greens of choice (arugula, spinach, mixed baby lettuces, etc.)
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 avocado, sliced
OPTIONAL - Choice of clean protein like chicken or fish, pre-cooked and sliced if not vegetarian/vegan. Replace with 1/4 cup of walnuts and seeds mixed.
OPTIONAL - Ezekiel bread or bread of choice if not Paleo/Whole30
Add salad mix, apple, avocado, and choice of protein to a large bowl. Mix and serve with Tahini Dressing.
Makes 4 servings
½ cup tahini
1 lemon, juiced
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1 garlic clove, minced
Sea salt and black pepper
Mix the ingredients with a fork, or shake together in a mason jar.
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