Salad + Walnuts + Avocado + Pear + Portobellos + Red Onions

Salad + Walnuts + Avocado + Pear + Portobellos + Red Onions

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Salad:

  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, rinsed & stems removed
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. mixed greens
  • 2 ripe pears, cored & chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted

Directions:

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake vigorously.

Salad

  1. Combine the mushrooms, onions, and a half of the balsamic vinaigrette in a gallon size Ziploc bag.
  2. Marinate for 20-30 minutes, turning every 5-10 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the mushrooms and onion for 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Remove from the pan and slice, once cooled.
  6. For each salad, place a few handfuls of mixed greens in a bowl and top with the pears, avocado, walnuts and mushroom / onions.
  7. Drizzle the salad with some of the remaining vinaigrette and serve.

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