This salad is vibrant, colorful, filled with zest + bursting with flavor. It is perfect to eat as we celebrate the 4th of July holiday and the Independence for the USA - or any other time this summer!
The dressing is a combination of grapeseed oil and fresh lemon juice making it light and refreshing. Adding the different nuts and seeds give you more nutrients and keep you full longer without overeating.
I love to use ingredients that are in season and grown locally - it's a great way to save some money because they are usually on sale, as well as to be sure your body will be able to absorb the nutrients fully. This salad meets all the criteria for me! xoxo
Raspberries - handful
Blueberries - handful
Apple and/or Pear - 1/4
Pecan pieces - 2 Tablespoons
Avocado - 1/4 per salad
Chia seeds - 1 tablespoon
Hemp seeds - 2 teaspoons
Pepitas - handful
Lemon - juice from about 1/2 of a lemon for 2 salads
Grapeseed oil - approximately 1 Tablespoon per salad
Salt & Pepper to taste
Salad greens of choice - I used spinach + leaf lettuce
Add all ingredients to a large bowl in quantity of choosing and enjoy this delightful and refreshing Independence Salad! I listed the approximate amount I use per salad, but feel free to change it to fit your individual tastes - and the ingredients you have readily available. The dressing is about 1/2 lemon squeeze generously over the greens and the grapeseed oil drizzled on the top. I tend to go heavy on my toppings as you can see from the photo so feel free to add as much of the nuts, berries, and seeds as you desire! Enjoy my friends :)