When I think of summer I immediately envision bright ripe berries, juicy watermelon, vibrant greens, light and refreshing meals. So the only logical thing to do is combine all this into a single bowl and turn it into a delicious meal..............am I right?
Voila! My Summerlicious Salad! This brain power, antioxidant packed salad has quickly become a staple in my home. So, bookmark this page, and when temps reach record highs and you can't imagine standing in front of a hot stove to make dinner or going outside to fire up the BBQ in that heat. That's when you take a look in your recipe index (because I know you'll be saving this one) and whip this up in minutes. It will take as long as the intro theme song of your favourite evening soap opera to make. Okay, the cat's out of the bag, The Young and the Restless is my guilty pleasure......don't judge :-)
SUMMERLICIOUS SALAD (SPINACH SALAD WITH TUNA, WATERMELON, AND BERRIES)
PREP: 10 MINS TOTAL: 10 MINS
YIELD: 2 SERVINGS
- 6 ounces tuna packed in water, drained
- 1/2 cup diced watermelon
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- half a red onion, thinly sliced
HONEY CHIA SEED VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- fresh cracked pepper
FOR THE SALAD:
Toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle or toss with vinaigrette.
TO MAKE THE VINAIGRETTE:
Whisk all ingredients together until combined and emulsified.