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Zesty Orange & Blueberry Kale Salad with Chia

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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Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

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!

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 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.