Superfood Salad combines so many powerful antioxidants and nutrients, and is dressed up with a Blueberry Vinaigrette! This spring salad is sure to please a crowd or makes a delicious side dish or lunch.
I mean……..YUM!!!!!! This is how I’ve been celebrating our spring-like temperatures. It’s been in the 70’s-80’s for the last week, which is certainly unusual and welcomed!! Coming from this winter-loving girl, I still love when the temperature gets warmer because I can start eating some of my favorite produce.
This is my long winded way of saying: HAPPY BERRY SEASON!!!! I am not a fruit gal, but berries are my favorite. I especially go nuts with them in my salad.
With all of the yucky illness floating around, I figured a superfood antioxidant boost is just what we all need. I like to think of this bowl of goodness as my preventative medicine. You’ll also love the way the Blueberry Lemon Vinaigrette adds so much depth and tangy fruity flavor.
How to make Superfood Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette:
I’ve combined so many delicious superfoods, here are the ingredients you need to gather up:
- red onion
- chia seeds
- avocado oil
- apple cider vinegar
- dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
To make the salad, you’ll start with a bed of arugula. Add the remaining salad ingredients: raspberries, avocados, walnuts, blueberries, red onion, and chia seeds.
Using a food processor or blender, blend up the dressing: oil, blueberries, lemon zest, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients.
Toss everything to enjoy!
This salad is easy customizable too:
Greens: I love arugula, but realize not others do. Swap in spinach, romaine or kale in it’s place if you’d like
Nuts: swap out the walnuts for any nut like almonds, cashews, or pecans
Berries: Strawberries or blackberries can be used. Only have one type of berry, no problem!
Protein: Add in grilled chicken or even my Lemon Pepper Salmon for a complete meal.
Recipe is also Vegan, Paleo, and Whole30 approved!! Happy warm weather everyone! So many delicious foods to enjoy 🙂
Superfood Salad with Blueberry Lemon Vinaigrette
For the Salad:
- 6 cups arugula or your favorite greens
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 3/4 cup raspberries
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
For the Dressing:
- 3/4 cup avocado or olive oil divided
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt + more to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
In a large bowl, pile in your greens (make sure they are rinsed) into the bowl. Now top with berries, avocado, and red onion.
Make your dressing: begin by adding in 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil, blueberries, lemon, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard. Pulse in a food processor or high powered blender for 1 minute. After 1 minute, while motor is running, pour in remaining oil. Continue to pulse until dressing is well combined, and blueberries are completely incorporated.
Toss dressing onto the salad (you may not use all of it and have extra), and carefully toss all ingredients of the salad with the dressing.
Finally, top with walnuts and chia seeds to serve.