Zesty Orange & Blueberry Kale Salad with Chia
I am a huge fan of making salads the star of a meal! After all, who wants to eat a boring salad? Two tips to make salads fun and stress-free: 1. Prepare your salad greens in advance (cut, clean, dry and place in airtight containers) and 2. Combine delicious ingredients!
I absolutely love this orange and blueberry salad because it combines sweet and crunch with a simple homemade dressing. I topped this salad with a product called Qi’a, which is a mix of chia seeds, hemp and buckwheat.
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Prep time: 10 minutes
4 cups kale, stems removed & chopped
1 orange, segmented
½ cup blueberries
3 Tbsp chia seeds or qi’a
3 Tbsp raisins
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
pinch of salt if needed
Tip: I squeeze any extra juice from the inside of the orange peels on top of the salad!
- Cut off stems and the tough middle pieces on kale. Chop into bite size pieces. Clean kale leaves and dry in a salad spinner.
- In a large salad bowl place kale leaves, orange segments, blueberries, raisins and chia.
- Drizzle oil and balsamic vinegar over salad and toppings. Toss salad to combine ingredients. You want the kale leaves to be coated lightly.