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Green Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

This beautifully monochromatic salad is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Pair it with your favorite protein for a light and healthy lunch, or as a side with dinner.

Servings: 8 (as a side salad)

Serving Size: 1.5 cups (100g) salad + scant ¼ cup (40g) of dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts:  102 calories / 9.5g carbs / 5.5g protein / 5g fat 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup (20g) fresh tender herbs (such as dill, basil, parsley, cilantro, chives)

  • 1 cup (255g) plain whole milk Greek yogurt

  • 1 garlic clove (minced)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 head (500g) romaine lettuce (end removed and chopped widthwise)

  • 1 fennel bulb (100g) (core removed and thinly sliced)

  • 1 medium (160g) green apple (core removed and thinly sliced)

  • 1/2 avocado (68g) (sliced without skin or seed)

  • 1/4 cup (31g) pistachios (shelled and chopped)

Instructions:

  1. Add lemon zest and juice, yogurt, herbs, garlic and salt to a food processor or blender and run until smooth and well combined. Thin with water until pourable. 

  2. Add lettuce, fennel and apples to a large bowl. Add dressing and gently toss until everything is well coated. Transfer to a serving bowl and arrange avocado slices on top. Finish with the pistachios. Serve immediately. 

  3. Add lettuce, fennel and apples to a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and arrange avocado slices on top. Finish with the pistachios. Drizzle with dressing, as desired. Serve immediately. 

Notes:

  1. Alternatively, you can keep the dressing separate and each person can add as much as they like.

  2. Use only one or two varieties of fresh herbs or multiple for a more complex flavor. 

  3. Don’t have whole milk Greek yogurt in the fridge? This recipe can easily substitute nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt (macros will vary).

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