This Cranberry Apple Salad with Chia Balsamic Vinaigrette is healthy enough to be guilt-free and pretty enough for your holiday dinner!
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Not only is this cranberry apple salad super pretty, but it's healthy and easy to make. That's what I am looking for. especially during the busy holidays.
I am always looking for easy and healthy meals. My to-do list seems never-ending these days. Each one of my kids plays sports, then there's CCD class, let's not forget homework.
If you are looking for some other easy to make, healthy salads, you will love this Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad, BLT Egg Salad, Quinoa Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and definitely this Arugula Beet Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and Candied Pecans!
Why You Should Make This Cranberry Apple Salad with Chia Balsamic Vinaigrette
This salad takes minutes to make for a quick, weeknight dinner and I love having the leftovers for lunch. Feel free to add some grilled chicken or some other protein to it if you'd like.
Now I am not actually saying you can go eat all of the Christmas cookies you want and then go eat a nice, healthy salad. But if you were to overindulge, I would recommend eating this to balance out the sweets.
The dressing is so simple to make and I like to keep in in my refrigerator at all times. The salad is just as easy. I promise.
And with all of the holidays treats lingering around your home and office, why not make something healthy to balance it out?
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Cranberry Apple Salad with Chia Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 6-ounce bag organic baby spinach
- 2 cups shaved brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons dried unsweetened cranberries
- 1 fuji apple cored and chopped
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 2 plum tomatoes chopped
- 1½ cup white beans thoroughly rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup Pompeian extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- Wisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. You can also pour into a small, airtight container and shake vigorously.
- In a large bowl, mix the salad ingredients. Add the dressing and toss before serving.