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Energizing protein-powered salad recipe

I’m always looking for delicious, healthy, and quick lunch recipes! How about you?

I had to share this one because it’s a winner in all three categories.

Plus, you can use it as a jumping-off point for including other ingredients. Roasted red peppers, feta cheese, or pepitas would be delicious additions!

TIP #1: If you want to boost the protein, just add 1 or 2 more hard-boiled eggs.

TIP #2: As written, this isn’t the best make-ahead salad because of the avocado, which can turn color and get extra-mushy if it sits for more than a couple of hours. Either leave out the avocado or add it just before eating!

Energizing Protein-Powered Salad

(makes 2-4 servings)

● 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

● 2 tsp Dijon mustard

● 1 garlic clove, minced

● ¼ tsp each salt and pepper

● ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

● 8 cups (140 grams) salad greens

● 1 14 oz. (400 g) can artichoke hearts, rinsed and halved or quartered

● 1 cup (170 g) rinsed no-salt-added chickpeas

● 2 celery stalks, chopped

● 1 carrot, sliced

● 1 avocado, chopped

● 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

In a large bowl, add the vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the oil, whisking until well combined.

Add the salad greens, chickpeas, celery, carrot, avocado, and eggs and toss to coat with dressing.

All that’s left to do is sit down and devour it. :-)

Come back and let us know what you think about this recipe! Is it your new fave?

[Disclaimer: the picture above is not an actual picture of this particular salad. So send us pics of yours so we can update it ;-) ]

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