The Fruity Greens Salad. Fruit mixed with yummy summer greens and topped with a dressing of avocado, berries, and lemon. This is a summer must try.
Recipe Contributor – OverOrderingIn (Instagram)
What is it about fruit mixed with greens that is so appealing in the summer? Perhaps the color? Texture? I’m not sure, but I do know The Fruity Greens Salad is awesome!
Did you know that quinoa, although it is often classified as a grain, is actually a member of the same plant family as spinach? While the leafy green tops are edible, it’s the seeds that are served most frequently.
Most of the 160 calories of quinoa in 1 cup come from complex carbohydrates. However, it also provides 7 grams of protein, which is of a higher quality than similar products because it provides, lysine, an amino acid missing in corn, wheat and other grains. This make quinoa a complete protein on it’s own. So be sure and add that quinoa into this salad for a boost of added protein!
As Carly from OverOrderingin mentions, “It’s hot, sunny and GORGEOUS out! And I, for one, crave fruit, fruit and more fruit on these kind of days. I just can’t get enough of it! The strawberries even inspired me to experiment with some homemade dressing making.”
Hopefully this recipe will inspire you to do the same!
The Fruity Greens Salad
- 1 bag organic mixed greens and arugula (I used Trader Joe's)
- charred corn
- cooked quinoa
- sliced baby bell peppers
- chopped cucumbers
- sliced red onion
- sliced strawberries
- optional – pumpkin seeds
Homemade Dressing –
- 2 strawberries (stems removed)
- 1/2 avocado
- fresh dill
- 1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
- 1 clove garlic
- splash of rice vinegar
- water (as much as need to reach desired consistency)
- Mix all the items listed together. Use as much or as little of each item that suits your preferences.
Homemade Dressing –
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high, stopping and scraping down on the sides as needed.
- Nutritional information is for the homemade dressing only. It does not include the salad.
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