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Super Simple Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

Happy 2014! How’s everyone doing with their healthy eating resolutions? I for one, cherish every last minute under my warm, cozy comforter before bracing out in this mind-numbingly cold weather. So waking up a bit early to prep lunch for the workday has been fairly unattainable these days.

Luckily, I’ve discovered the perfect make-ahead lunch: the mason jar salad. Gorgeous layers of greens, veggies and protein in a portable and convenient package! The possibilities are endless with these, but here’s my favourite combination of the moment.

Super Simple Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

Super Simple Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing
[Serves 1]

Ingredients:
1-2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2-3 roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 medium-sized cucumber, diced
1/2 mango, diced

Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing:
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tsp raw honey
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
Salt, a pinch
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Starting with lettuce, layer all the salad ingredients in a mason jar
2. For the dressing, stir together lime zest lime juice, honey, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper
3. Slowly drizzle olive oil into mixture while whisking
4. Store dressing and salad separately in the refrigerator until ready to use

Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories: 326, Total Fat: 5g, Sat. Fat 7g, Carbs: 67g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 37g, Protein: 9g, Sodium: 398mg

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2 comments on “Super Simple Salad with Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing

  1. #1 fan
    January 30, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    This is a FANTASTIC idea. So glad you’re back!

  2. Sunny
    January 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    This looks like a fantastic idea. I am surely going to try it tomorrow.

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