Animal Protein – Salads & Dressings

Spring Greens & Naturally Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Vinaigrette

4 cups mixed spring lettuces
8 ounces naturally smoked turkey, diced
2-3 red radishes
1/2 cup lentil sprouts
1/2 cup spring pea sprouts

Put spring lettuces into a large salad bowl and add diced turkey, radishes, lentil sprouts and pea sprouts.  Dress salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette before serving.  Yields four servings.

Cranberry Vinaigrette

1/4 cup walnut oil
2 tbsp. champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
1 tbsp. cranberry juice concentrate
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. fresh sage, minced
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Whisk walnut oil, vinegar, cranberry juice concentrate, maple syrup and fresh sage.  Add a pinch or two of sea salt and a shake of black pepper. 



Super Salmon Salad

1 can wild salmon (with bones and skin)
1/2 red onion, peeled and diced small
1/4 cup parsley, minced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. honey
3-4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Baby mixed greens
Whole grain crackers

Drain salmon and put into a mixing bowl.  Mix with diced red onion, celery and parsley.  Whisk olive oil, mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar and sea salt and pepper.  Combine dressing with salmon salad.  Lay salmon salad on a bed of baby greens.  Serve with whole grain crackers. Yields two servings.



 Healthy Caesar Salad

2 heads Romaine lettuce, ripped into bite sized pieces.
1/4 cup pitted black olives, sliced thin
1 red onion, cut into thin crescents
1 cup whole grain croutons
Caesar Salad Dressing

Combine salad ingredients and combine with Caesar Salad Dressing.  Garnish with whole grain croutons.

 Caesar Salad Dressing

1/2 cup olive oil
2 anchovy fillets
1 garlic clove, peeled and diced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar or balsamic
1 tbsp. brown rice syrup or other sweetener
1/4 cup freshly grated imported parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

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