Who says salads are just for summer? With ingredients like pecans, cranberries and maple syrup, you can enjoy this protein packed salad recipe this winter as a main or as a side dish. Keep it vegetarian on its own (quinoa is a great plant-based source of protein) or with some tofu, or add in some chicken or fish if those are part of your diet.
A protein packed winter salad that's perfect as a side dish or a main.
- 1/2 apple diced
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 cup spring mix
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1 cup cooked quinoa (or more)
- 1 cooked chicken breast
- 1 cooked serving of salmon
- 1 serving tofu
Add 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup to a frying pan on medium heat with pecans. Stir often until maple syrup is soaked up. Set aside.
Combine 1/2 tbsp maple syrup with the honey dijon and extra virgin olive oil for the dressing
Combine all the ingredients
Optional: add chicken, salmon or tofu