Field Salad with Walnuts

Even though it’s cold outside, we don’t always have to have a warm meal – today we have a recipe for a delicious winter salad.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (35 g) lamb’s lettuce (can substitute other leafy vegetables)
25 g chopped walnuts
1 shallot
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. oil
1 serving of protein (whatever is on your plan)
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and then pat dry the lamb’s lettuce. Whisk the vinegar, oil, shallots, salt and pepper together for the dressing. Add the walnuts to the lamb’s lettuce, add the dressing and serve with your protein of choice!

Beet-orange salad with Walnuts

Our beet themed week continues with another delicious and refreshing recipe!

Ingredients:
1 serving of walnuts
1 orange
1 serving of beets
Walnut oil
Grated horseradish
Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Grate the beets and juice an orange. Chop the walnuts roughly and roast them in a dry pan. Keep 1 1/2 tablespoon of nuts for the garnish. Make a dressing with orange juice, oil, horseradish, salt and pepper. Then add the toasted walnuts and beets together and mix the dressing. Sprinkle with leftover nuts and enjoy!

Light Spring Salad

This salad is fresh and delicious, perfect for phase 2. You can easily adjust this recipe to make it oil free by removing the avocado and making a dressing without it. This way you can enjoy the salad even in the first 14 days!

Ingredients:
1 serving of baby spinach
1 serving of chickpeas (if using dried make sure to soak overnight)
1 serving of bell pepper
25 g avocado
Apple cider vinegar
Fresh herbs (Basil, rosemary, chives all work great here)
Salt and pepper


Preparation:
Core the bell pepper and then cut into small, bite-sized pieces. Remove the pit of the avocado and then add it to a blender along with apple cider vinegar, water, and your herbs of choice. Blend until smooth and add water if the mixture is too thick. Then season with salt and pepper and set aside. In a bowl, add the baby spinach, chickpeas, and bell pepper. Pour the dressing over top and enjoy!

Avocado Salad Dressing

This salad dressing without oil is ideal for phase 2 and when you have avocado on your plan.

Ingredients:
20 g avocado
Apple cider vinegar
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Herbs (e. g. garlic, parsley, chives, dill …) 

Preparation: 
Puree the avocado with a little water, season with vinegar, salt and pepper, add some chopped parsley or other herbs. Add to your favorite salad and enjoy!

Notes:
If you have tomato or cucumber on your plan, you can add this to the dressing.
If you do not have vinegar on your plan, you might want to add fruit for some added flavor.