Ultimate Greenie Salad - Waypoint Homes

Ultimate Greenie Salad

Spring has sprung, and so have many delicious fruits and vegetables! Take advantage of the fresh produce, and make a delicious, healthy, not to mention – GREEN meal today!

 This easy to make salad features all things fresh this season, while giving off the most desirable color of green. Try it today, and watch your friends, family, and co-workers go green with envy!

For The Salad:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • ¼ cup sliced pistachios
  • ½ cup fresh peas
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Fresh mint, to taste
  • Fresh basil, to taste

For The Pesto Dressing:

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup basil
  • 2 tbsp. pistachios
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ of an avocado
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

To Make:

  • Start off by blending all of the pesto dressing ingredients together in a blender or processor. Set aside.
  • Next, cook the quinoa according to their instructions. Once cooked, allow to cool.
  • Mix together the salad ingredients, adding the cooled quinoa and mix well.
  • Sprinkle pistachios and the fresh mint and basil on top.
  • Lightly mix in the dressing.
  • Enjoy with grilled chicken or fish to make a complete meal!

How are you enjoying your fresh spring produce?

Want to learn more about the benefits of fruits and vegetables and why you should be eating all of them that are under the sun? Take a look at the Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables!

About Author: Anna

Anna Rosenberg is the content editor at Colony American Homes. After discovering Pinterest and a love for cooking, the Arizona native started blogging as a way to share her recipes with friends and family. Since then, she has had the opportunity to turn her passion for writing into a career with Colony American Homes. She loves reaching out to residents and other blog visitors as a way to make them feel like they are part of the Colony American Homes community. Some of Anna’s favorite things include rich coffee, jamming to Taylor Swift, creative cooking, hiking (in the cooler AZ winter weather, that is), playing with her dog Bryan, Netflix marathons of Gilmore Girls, and of course, blogging! Favorite Quote: “She believed she could, so she did.” R.S. Grey

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