Spring is here, and with it comes bright green gifts from the garden. What better way to welcome Ostara than with a plate of fresh sprouts and leaves? This is easy to make, and the honey mustard dressing is delicious. If you're not a fan of mustard, use your favorite dressing on here instead.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 C Mung bean sprouts
- 1 C alfalfa sprouts
- 2 C baby spinach
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 C slivered almonds
- 1/2 C dried cherries or craisins
- 1/2 C mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp honey
- A dash of lemon juice
To make the salad, place the baby spinach at the bottom of the plate or bowl, and then add the sprouts. Spread them out so they're not all clumped together. Sprinkle the top with the chopped green onions, the almonds, and the craisins.
To make the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, honey and lemon juice and mix well. Drizzle over the salad to serve.
* Cook's tip: if you're not crazy about the flavor of mayonnaise, you can reduce the amount you use by a couple of tablespoons.For a healthier and sweeter choice, you can substitute plain white yogurt for the mayo.
** For those of you who have kids - this dressing makes a great dip for chicken fingers!