Mixed Greens & Pumpkin Seed Salad

Why throw together another ordinary lettuce-and-tomato side salad when you can make a meal-worthy, mixed-greens masterpiece? Fresh baby spinach leaves, kale, avocado and artichoke hearts are just a few of the plant powerhouses tucked into this bowl. Sprinkle on some crunchy, protein-packed pumpkin seeds and top with a drizzle of zesty, homemade balsamic dressing””lunch is served!

A half cup of pumpkin seeds sprinkled on your salad adds 6 grams of protein, plus magnesium and zinc! Click here to order organic pumpkin seeds at Vitacost.

Mixed Greens & Pumpkin Seed Salad

Serves 1-2

Ingredients

Baby kale
Baby spinach
Mache
Red leaf lettuce
1/2 avocado, diced
1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Fresh basil
Artichoke hearts
Cherry tomatoes

Balsamic Dressing
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
Juice of ½ lemon
Black pepper to taste
1/2 clove garlic, diced

Directions

1. Combine salad ingredients in salad bowl; toss lightly.

2. Combine dressing ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Pour dressing over salad.

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on  Facebook  or  www.macnmos.com  for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.

About Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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