For the Salad:
- 1/2-1 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups; may substitute butternut squash)
- ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- 5 oz. bag of fresh spinach or mixed greens
- ¼ cup dried cranberries (Made in Nature)
- 1pear or apple, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup pecans or walnuts, chopped & toasted if desired
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta or soft goat cheese (OMIT for Whole30)
- 8-10 oz. sliced chicken breast, grilled or baked
For the Citrus Vinaigrette (makes ~10 servings):
- Preheat oven to 400℉.
- Place sweet potato cubes and sliced onions on a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss with oil. Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from oven, season to taste with sea salt and pepper and allow to cool slightly.
- While the sweet potatoes and onions are roasting prepare vinaigrette. For the vinaigrette add ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend until well combined. May also whisk ingredients together.
- Divide the salad ingredients amongst two plates or salad bowls.
- Toss gently with vinaigrette just before serving.
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- Serving Size: 1 salad with serv. dressing
- Calories: 453
- Sugar: 21 g
- Sodium: 350 mg
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 40 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 29 g