Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salad with a Natural Dressing
Fresh fruit and vegetable salad with a natural dressing is a type of salad that combines a mixture of fresh fruits and vegetables along with a dressing made from natural ingredients. The fruits and vegetables used in this salad can vary, but some common ones include greens like lettuce or spinach, berries like strawberries or blueberries, and vegetables like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.
The natural dressing is typically made from ingredients such as extra-virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. This type of dressing does not contain any added sugars or preservatives, making it a healthier option compared to store-bought dressings that often contain a lot of sugar and unhealthy fats.
This type of salad is a great option for those looking for a healthy and satisfying meal as it provides a good balance of nutrients including fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, while also being low in calories.
Here's a recipe for a fresh fruit and vegetable salad with a natural dressing:
- 4 cups mixed greens (spinach, lettuce, arugula)
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 ripe avocado, diced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
For the dressing:
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine mixed greens, strawberries, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and feta cheese (if using).
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle dressing over salad ingredients and gently toss to combine.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!