8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup arugula
5 radishes, sliced thinly
1 cucumbers, quartered and sliced
1/4 cup fresh herbs- basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sliced thinly
½ lemon juiced
½ lemon, zested
Mix ingredients in a large bowl and dress with the desired amount of Basic Maple Vinaigrette.
Basic Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ maple syrup
½ tablespoon Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt (this season salt has no “bad” ingredients)
Mix all ingredients in mason jar or other container and shake to mix. This can be stored on the counter for weeks and used as needed.
Why I recommend this:
One of the worst offenders of something labeled as “healthy” in the grocery store or even at restaurants is salad dressing. It is often filled with refined sugar and rancid oils. Both of these ingredients wreak havoc on your body causing inflammation and free radicals. Not to mention a lot of unhealthy, empty calories. Your salad should be a way to maximize your health with vegetables, fruit and healthy fats. This can be easy to do every day at home or in your packed lunch. I have a basic Maple Vinaigrette that I adapt to my daily preferences. I visit the farmers market or grocery store to get my produce and keep the other flavor components on hand.