Tasty little antioxidant salad

When funfitflavor first started, I was posting A LOT of salads. So much so that I've been kind of against posting them for a while now. I'm breaking my rule tonight because this simple little garden salad is packed with antioxidants and a homemade dressing that would be good on ANYTHING. Also, this little salad was inspired by one that we got last week in Portland. (OMG it was so good - we were raving about it! I'll save that one for a later date once I perfect it. Sorry for the tease!)

Anyway, here's how this one goes!

First, turn a small saute pan on low and toast some pecans.

Next, Start with some organic mixed greens. Top with crumbled goat cheese and chopped avocado. Then, once the pecans are toasty - chop them and top the greens.

For the dressing - mix 2.5 parts extra virgin o/o with 1 part rice vinegar, add a hearty squeeze of a quality honey mustard. Add in a clove of chopped garlic and a little bit of thyme, salt, and pepper. Blend.
(Oh, I made it with chicken tonight because I needed some protein, but, I actually like this salad better without it. The flavors are excellent.)

Drizzle the dressing and serve. I call this an "antioxidant salad" because pecans are LOADED with antioxidants. They have more than any other nut! Plus, the mixed greens, avo, and garlic in the dressing are all winners when it comes to antioxidants. Enjoy!

Have a great week! xo