It’s time for a Fall Salad!

I love summer, it’s my favorite season.  I love the hot weather.  I love that I can wear shorts and tank tops and sandals.  I love that it doesn’t rain.  I love all the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available – strawberries, cherries, peaches, tomatoes, corn on the cob, I could go on…………

But by now, I’m kinda tired of summer, and I’m looking forward to fall.  I’m ready for cooler weather, sweaters and tights, and of course, running is so much easier.  I’m almost ready for the rain – not!  But I am ready for my fall and winter recipes.  This is one I have had all summer and was just waiting for fall to try, and it’s great – Al even likes it!

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Orange Salad on Baby Spinach

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Orange Salad

Salad
1 sweet potato, peeled and grated
2 sweet apples, cored, and chopped
3 oranges, peeled, pith removed, and separated into segments

Dressing
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 6 oz carton fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato, apple and orange together.  Mix all dressing ingredients together, and pour over, tossing to mix.  Serve on baby spinach.

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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