- Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 284.4
- Total Fat: 19.4 g
- Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
- Sodium: 209.6 mg
- Total Carbs: 24.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g
- Protein: 7.8 g
Andi's Simple Balsamic Salad with Almonds and ApplesSubmitted by: ANDICOONS
IntroductionThis is a very basic salad I often eat for lunch This is a very basic salad I often eat for lunch
Lettuce, red leaf (salad), 2-3 cup
Almonds, .125 cup, slivered
Pepper, black, 1 dash
Salt, 1 dash (I prefer Fleur de Sel)
balsamic vinegar, .5 tablespoon (I use 25 year)
Apples, fresh, 1 small (2-1/2" dia) Sliced
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil, .5 tbsp
Wash and dry the lettuce (any type will work i usually use baby romaine or red leaf I find the iceberg and adult romain a bit crisp and bland)
Rip the lettuce into bite sized peices and put in a clean bowl (i use a large pyrex bowl but you could down size and make a smaller salad)
Toast slivered almonds at 350 for about 3 minutes
Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 25 year Balsamic Vinegar over top of salad, grind fresh black pepper, and sprinkle fleur de sel or sea salt, mix, repeat. Then sprinkle toasted almonds on top.
Lastly i slice an apple thinly and place it on the side of my salad bowl but this is certainly optional.
I use the most delicious EVOO and Vinegar I can find from Claudio (www.claudiofoods.com) they have a devine unfiltered Olive Oil that is very peppery and the most amazing sweet and thick 25 year old balsamic vinegar. A little goes a long way
I make the same salad for dinner, but then I usually add a serving of lean meat ontop, and 1oz of cheese on the side.
Number of Servings: 1
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANDICOONS.