Seafood and Chorizo Paella

About this Recipe

This spinach, blueberry and feta salad is one of the most summery dishes I can think of! Bursting blueberries, crunchy apples and tangy cranberries offset the slightly bitter brussel sprouts and tangy feta.  It’s a salad packed with goodness as it provides 8 different whole-food fruit/veggies/nuts. It keeps well too – so make a double portion to enjoy for lunch the next day.

Spinach Feta and Blueberry Salad

Ingredients (4 portions)

  • 2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts
  • 2 large handfuls watercress
  • 1 apple
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 block of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1 punnet blueberries

Dress it up

To complement this fruity salad – make a delicious and creamy lemon dressing to dress the salad.  Blend together – 1 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey, juice of one lemon, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tsp salt, some ground black pepper. 

Thrive on 30  – this salad is perfect for thriving on 30! 

Eating 30 different plants a week can boost your gut health and have a whole range of health benefits.  30 may seem like a lot! But it includes fruits, veggies, salads, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices. Plants contain prebiotics which are a fuel source for our good gut bacteria. The Prebiotics in plants are also a great source of fiber, carbohydrates and polyphenols which provide colour in foods and can have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Wash all the fruit and vegetables ready to prep.

Blend together the dressing ingredients in a nutri bullet, or by hand and add to a glass jar or container.

 

Spinach salad ingredients
Onion and Feta

Step 2

Chop the red onion into small pieces and cut the feta in to small chunks.

Step 3

Slice the apple and mix a little dressing over the apple so that it doesn’t brown.

Apple slices
shredded Brussels

Step 4

Coarsely grate the brussel sprouts.

Step 5

Mix the brussel sprouts, spinach and watercress together in a bowl  – add a little dressing and mix together well. Then add the blueberries, apple slices, onion, cranberries and pecans and mix together.  Sprinkle the feta chunks on top and pour over a little more dressing to taste. .

Mixed ingredients
Spinach Feta and Blueberry Salad

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