Have you ever tried making your own salad dressings? If not, try something new! You won't miss the bottled stuff. The dressing for this salad can also be used for a sauce for fish tacos or grilled chicken breast. Pomegranate seeds were added for antioxidants, cheery color, and a pop of sweet.
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1-2 tbsp queso fresco
1/2 medium avocado
1 cup skim milk (or plant-based milk)
1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
In a blender combine avocado, skim milk, olive oil, and lime. Season with salt and pepper. Puree until combined. Set aside. Arrange salad with a large handful of chopped romaine lettuce, sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, and queso fresco. Drizzle avocado dressing over salad and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings (with some leftover dressing for later!)