Here’s something quick and easy that you can bring to the next lunch together. This salad tastes good, is packed full of nutritious nuts and is not too filling. Light and cooling, it’s the perfect side dish for a meal in the sun.
Cashews, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds
Cucumber Yogurt Dressing
Step 1) Roast sunflower seeds and cashews in a pan, spray with PAM spray and season with salt and garlic powder. This step is optional, I do it to add more flavor. If you want to create this salad quicker, you can just add the nuts without this step.
Step 2) Chop walnuts and put on top of lettuce, along with other nuts.
Step 3) Drizzle with Cucumber Yogurt Dressing – recipe below - and sprinkle parmesan cheese.
Cucumber Yogurt Dressing:
Grated cucumber (about 1 cup)
¾ cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Black pepper, salt
Step 1) Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1 – 2 minutes.
Step 2) Refrigerate for 5 – 10 minutes.
- 200 cal - This depends on the quantity of nuts you use.
*NOTE: Use unsalted nuts for this recipe; this is what makes it healthy.
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