Healthy Green Fruity and Nutty Salad Recipe

Fruity Salad, clean eating, healthy salad recipeA nice hearty salad with some added protein never gets boring for me. There are endless delicious — and healthy — variations you can play with when it comes to salad combos.

All my salad recipes have an element of protein — either from nuts, meat or fish — and this one is no exception. And it might be my favorite. Top five at least.

The combo of nuts, seeds, and fresh and dried fruit give it tons of protein and fiber on top of some nice crunchy texture and great flavor — and also make it super filling. This isn’t a whimpy little appetizer-style salad; it’s an entree. So filling and so yum. Enjoy!

Healthy Green Fruity and Nutty Salad Recipe

(serves 2)

  • 1 Anjou pear, chopped
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/4 sunflower seeds, roasted
  • 1/4 pumpkin seeds, roasted
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 TSP roasted sesame seeds
  • Juice from 1 small orange
  • 2 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 TSP raw honey
  • Fresh pepper, to taste

– Add pear, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, apricots, and arugula to a large bowl. Toss to mix.

– Combine orange juice, vinegar, mustard, honey and pepper and stir until well combined.

– Pour dressing mixture over salad mixture and toss to coat. Break apart goat cheese with hands into small balls and gently mix into salad.

– Sprinkle sesame seeds over salad and serve immediately. Yum!

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