Healthy Light Spring Salad

(In under 10 minutes)

(Vegan and Vegetarian)

There are days where all I want to eat is meat and carbs, and there are days where I can’t stand the thought of eating either one, and just want something light and green! If you are having one of those same type of cravings, this will be your go-to 10 minute quick and easy salad! It is light, fresh, and the perfect spring salad. You can even throw in your favorite protein, and it would make a great dinner!

You know that spring mix that is sitting in your refrigerator, the one that is about the go bad and you are very close to throwing it out (sometimes before even opening it?) We are going to give that spring mix some love with this recipe. Fresh mint is an important ingredient in this salad. It makes it taste very refreshing and gives a nice zing! I really think you will love this simple, feel good, healthy, light salad. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
16 oz. bag spring mix
1 roma tomato
1 avocado
5-6 red (or colorful radishes)
1/2 yellow bell pepper
10 pieces of fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (this is what I used)
1/2 tsp paprika (my favorite)

1/4 tsp salt (my favorite)
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp lemon zest

-protein of choice such as chicken, boiled egg, or tofu
-1 tbsp crumbled feta
or favorite vegan cheese
1. Wash all your vegetables and set aside.
2. Thoroughly wash your greens and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel to dry.
3. Place 2 medium sized bowls and distribute your greens evenly onto the bowls.
4. Chop tomato into 1 inch sized chunks and slice the avocado. Roughly chop the mint leaves and slice the radishes and bell pepper into thin strips.
5. Distribute an even amount of your chopped vegetables and mint between the two bowls.
6. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing.
7. Drizzle an even amount of dressing onto each bowl just before serving and enjoy!

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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