Lemon-Honey Pear Winter Salad
Lemon & Honey Dressing:
- 3 Tablespoons local honey or pure maple syrup
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 finely chopped scallion or onion (about 2 Tablespoons worth)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan or sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅔ cup olive or avocado oil
- 1 scoop Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder (optional; omit for vegan option)
- 5 oz salad greens of choice
- 1 cup roasted pecans or walnuts
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 2 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (can substitute apples)
- ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Favorite protein source such as chicken or chickpeas
- Place all of the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend up until smooth. (Or you can shake up ingredients in a glass jar with lid.)
- Assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing. Toss together and enjoy
- Refrigerate leftover dressing and use throughout the week.
Serves 4. Per Serving (based on using local honey, shallot, olive oil, Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens powder, pecans & pears):
Calories: 694 |
Total Fat: 58 g |
Total Carbohydrate: 42 g |
Dietary Fiber: 6 g |
Protein: 6 g
Asian Pears are higher in fiber and lower in calories and natural sugar than other pear varieties.
Cayenne pepper is a good source of beta carotene and antioxidants that support the immune system. The key compound in cayenne called capsaicin is also cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent kidney stones and speed up metabolism and has beneficial effects on the GI system.
Unlike fresh cranberries, dried cranberries have very few health benefits. For the healthiest option, look for organic dried cranberries that have been sweetened with apple juice, versus less healthy forms of added sugar.
Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and swiss chard support eye and heart health, are rich in folate and vitamin C, and offer a plethora of beneficial phytochemicals. They are also rich in chlorophyll, which helps to prevent cancer, improve liver detoxification, speed up wound healing, improve digestion, and promote healthy skin.
Enzymes in fresh lemon juice accelerate the digestive process. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Pure olive oil is high in nutrients including vitamins D, E, K, and A as well as omega-3 fatty acids. For the highest quality, look for organic extra virgin olive oil in dark glass bottles or tins that have an expiry date.
With the Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens in this recipe, you not only get 5 different types of collagen, but also camu camu, acerola cherry, horsetail extract (silica), and zinc gluconate to ensure your body can actually USE the collagen you’re taking.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
While from the same family as onions, shallots have a milder taste and smell than onions and are often eaten raw due to their delicate flavor. Shallots have twice the protein and almost twice the natural sugar and carbs of onion.