A simple green salad can be an accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes or a complete meal when served with avocado or a baked sweet potato on the side.
This has to be one of my all-time favorite salad dressings! It will keep for at least one week in the fridge.
Green Salad with Honey Mustard Balsamic Dressing
Serves 2 as a main dish or 4-6 as a side.
6 cups leafy greens such as romaine, red and green lettuce, arugula
1-2 tomatoes, sliced into wedges (optional)
Honey Mustard Balsamic Dressing:
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons hempseed oil
3-4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 1⁄2 tablespoons raw honey
1⁄2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped finely 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chives, chopped finely 1⁄4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Pinch of black pepper (optional)
Put dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well until combined. Add desired amount of dressing to salad ingredients and toss well. Serve immediately.
Options: Top the salad with sliced avocado or a sprinkle of pine nuts.