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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Peach Cashew Ranch Salad



Yummy lunch!  This was everything I needed out of a lunch today - sweet, salty, crunchy, refreshing, juicy, creamy and still healthy and delicious - YUM.

I grew up on Iceberg Lettuce, but then later was introduced to the world of Romaine, Escarole, Radicchio, Spinach, Endive, Arugula....and all the other fancy wonderful greens available out there.  They are all great choices in their own right, but don't poo-poo Iceberg Lettuce - it still has it's place in my fridge!  If you buy a head of it, it last a long time and it's cheap, like seriously.   But it is also a nice soft green that somehow is also crisp and a little crunchy at the same time.  Plus everyone is always telling us to drink more water - Iceberg is 95% water!  I'm falling back in love.  AND hello, it's really low calorie - like one leaf = 1 calorie.  Seriously.  Plus it blends with almost anything you can imagine......what fruit, veg, meat, fish, nut, or cheese doesn't go well with Iceberg?   I can't think of one!

So okay, open your fridge and your pantry and throw this together, its good and good for you!



Peach Cashew Ranch Salad Recipe:

Ice Berg Lettuce - chopped - as much as you want
Cucumbers - chopped - as much as you want
Cherry Tomatoes - chopped - as much as you want
1/4 cup Lightly Salted Cashews (good fats + protein!)
1 large Peach, chopped
2 Tbsp Caramelized Onions (you should just make a big batch of this and keep in your fridge to add to things all week long!)
2 Tbsp All Natural Ranch Dressing, if you can find it. If not, just choose the 'regular' kind.  Light versions tend to be loaded with artificial sweeteners and flavors, they taste weird and don't satisfy your legitimate craving for something creamy.

Keep it real - it tastes better!
Enjoy :)