This fresh salad with berries, tender butter lettuce, and toasted sunflower seeds reminded me of the season as soon as I took my first bite. It's super simple, but super yum.
I added some organic chicken that was lightly seared, but you could choose to add fish for another lighter protein option or opt out of meat completely.
Lovely. A delicious salad that's easy to make and gives you options. Just, lovely.
1-2 heads of butter lettuce, washed and chopped
3/4 cup radicchio, washed and chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1/4 cup carrots, thinly sliced or shredded
2 cups strawberries, trimmed and sliced
1 medium Fuji apple, cored and thinly sliced (I cut the slices in half, too)
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds, shelled
1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss well to distribute everything evenly. Dress with honey-orange vinaigrette (recipe as follows).
makes about 1/2 cup
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup orange vinegar (or any fruity vinegar)
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Use some or all on the salad. This dressing can be stored in an air-tight container for about a week in the refrigerator.