Blueberry Citrus Salad

Friends, you NEED this Blueberry Citrus Salad in your life! 

Because it’s practically been summer in here in Portland and I’ve I’ve got my 90’s summer playlist on Pandora playing non-stop.  We’re talking temperatures in the 90’s!! Whew!  I’m totally a hot weather loving girl.  Send me to a tropical beach or a hike in the beautiful desert and I’ll only leave if you make me.  So when it’s hot here I pretty much whip up every kind of summer dish I can think of. I’ll admit, I have no self-control when it comes to summer food; BBQ chicken, grilled Salmon, grilled corn on the cob, grilled zucchini, okay….anything grilled, it’s all prone to overindulging.  And who’s idea was it to market “personal water melons”? Pure genius I tell you! My pregnant belly pretty much looks like a personal water melon right now so it’s totally okay that I consume the whole thing right?!  And I do I really have to share THIS magical Blueberry Citrus Salad too? Maybe if you ask nicely…

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It’s totally packed with fresh greens, crunchy cucumbers antioxidant rich blueberries, vitamin C rich orange juice, fat healthy walnuts, and the mighty chia seed. Friends, I’m totally hooked on the whole chia seed craze.  I seriously will incorporate them whenever I can because they are soooo good for you and easy to hide in your oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, etc. These mighty little seeds also contain omega-3’s, fiber, protein, and antioxidants!  Chia power I tell you!

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I will also mention that this salad is also super gorgeous!! I know looks aren’t everything, but when it comes to my salad, I’m not gonna lie, I’d much rather eat a pretty looking salad.  And if it also carries with it a stellar nutrition punch, it’s a win win!!

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Enjoy!

Blueberry Citrus Salad
Print Recipe
Friends, you NEED this Blueberry Citrus Salad in your life!
Servings Prep Time
2 large portions 15 mintues
Servings Prep Time
2 large portions 15 mintues
Blueberry Citrus Salad
Print Recipe
Friends, you NEED this Blueberry Citrus Salad in your life!
Servings Prep Time
2 large portions 15 mintues
Servings Prep Time
2 large portions 15 mintues
Ingredients
Salad
Citrus Dressing
Servings: large portions
Instructions
  1. On a large cutting board chop the mixed greens, cucumbers, walnuts and kiwies into bite sized pieces.
  2. Toss together adding in the blueberries.
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  3. With a citrus zester or fine cheese grater, zest the orange and then squeeze out as much of the juice as you can get.
  4. In a small jar with a lid, or a small bow, mix together the orange zest, orange juice, white wine vinegar, honey, grape seed oil and chia seeds. Shake well in a jar or whisk vigorously until everything is mixed well.
  5. Serve salad with the desired amount of dressing.