Summer Green Salad

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You know I’m a sucker for a good salad, and this one is GOOD!  I found the original recipe on Love and Lemons – they did it a little different from me, so make sure to check out the original.  I of course added some protein – chicken – as well.  Mmm, mmm, mmm!  The green herb dressing is delightful!! I used whatever fresh herbs I had available, for both the salad and the dressing and added more of whatever I wanted to the dressing to get it to my liking.  Enjoy!

Salad:

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, tender tops only
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • a few handfuls of salad greens
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 1/2 cup sliced mozzarella balls (vegan sub: avocado) – I actually used both!
  • handful of chopped, toasted pistachios
  • handful of herbs: basil, mint and cilantro
  • chicken or your choice of protein (I use Trader Joe’s Simply Roasted Chicken)

Dressing:

  • a big handful of basil and mint (I just used whatever fresh herbs I had!)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus some zest
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 (or more) tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (or more to taste) honey
  • salt & pepper to taste
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