Raspberry Pistachio Salad (vegan & gluten free)
This crisp and colorful summer salad will make the perfect addition to any Labor Day Weekend BBQ! It's a great balance of sweet and savory, and has just the right crunch.
Raspberries are high in vitamin C and fiber and also contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanidins. These phytonutrients have anti-inflammatory effects within the body, and have even been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in laboratory studies.
Pistachios are high in the carotenoids lutein and beta-carotene which support eye health. Additionally, these little guys have even been shown to effectively lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol. So go nuts :)
1 cucumber sliced then quartered
1/4 red onion sliced thinly
1½ cups raspberries
1/2 cup pistachios shelled
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients into large salad bowl
Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper in small bowl until well combined
Pour over salad and toss to coat
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Info (per serving) – Calories 361, Total Fat 33g, Saturated Fat 4.6g, Total Carbohydrates 15.9g, Fiber 6.1g, Total Sugar 6.3g, Protein 5.9g