Honey Lemon Salad Dressing

Ingredients:
1 T honey or agave
2 T lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1 t djjon mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a jar, and mix with whisk or fork to combine.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients:
3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 – 2 T maple syrup
4-5 pieces of bacon
1/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. pumpkin seeds
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. feta or goat cheese
6 cups baby spinach or mixed greens

Dressing:
1 T honey or agave
2 T lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1 t djjon mustard
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:
Coat diced sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast sweet potatoes on baking sheet at 350 until tender and starting to brown (~15-20 minutes). Check part-way through cooking to turn. Add maple syrup to potatoes and coat, cook 10 minutes more. While the potatoes are cooking, fry bacon and let cool. Once cool, crumble bacon into bite-size pieces. Mix dressing ingredients with whisk or fork in a bowl or jar. Once sweet potatoes have finished cooking, assemble all salad ingredients in large bowl, toss with dressing and serve (no need to let the sweet potatoes cool).

The first time I had warm sweet potatoes on a green salad at a friend’s house, I was hooked! Really you can add cooked sweet potatoes to any salad, but I particularly like the mix with bacon and dressing in this recipe. For a hardier salad, you could also add 1 cup of cooked quinoa.

Simple & Delicious Salad Dressing

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar works too)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a jar or bowl and shake or whisk to blend.  This dressing is from my favorite black bean and cous cous salad but I now use it on every salad and its amazingly delicious! I always get compliments on it, and another positive is I usually have all the ingredients on hand.