Sweet & Spicy Garlantro Dressing on Romaine

Garlantro on Romaine

Looking for a healthy replacement for your favorite ranch or honey mustard dressing? Garlantro is a surprisingly perfect blend of ingredients to spice up your salad. Topped with candied walnuts, apple slices, and craisins this delicious salad is both sweet and spicy. To make this a full entree, throw in some chicken for extra protein.

WHAT YOU NEED

4 sprigs cilantro

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 Tbl. apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 Tbl. lemon juice

1/3 c. olive oil

1 Tbl. Splenda

Pinch Morton’s Light Salt

Pinch pepper

4 c. romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 c. walnuts

1 Tbl. sugar

1/4 c. crasins

1 apple or pear, thinly sliced

2 stalks green onions, chopped

 

WHAT YOU DOGarlantro Candied Walnuts

1) Put first 8 ingredients into a blender and mix until well combined.

2) Cook walnuts and sugar in small saucepan on med-low heat until caramelized and well coated; about 5 minutes.

3) Toss all ingredients together and serve.

 

Makes 4 servings.

327.8 cal; 28.1 g fat; 401.3 mg potassium; 20.5 g carb; 4 g fiber; 12.6 g sugar; 3.5 g protein

TIP

Because 24.7 grams of the fat content in this meal are healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, you will actually improve your overall health and protect your heart. These fats help to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk for heart disease. They also improve your mood, mental awareness, and reduce fatigue. The key to control your weight is not to cut out the fat completely, but to replace saturated and trans fats and learn to make healthy choices.

 

 

 

 

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