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.
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
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.
Chop the red onion into small pieces and cut the feta in to small chunks.
Slice the apple and mix a little dressing over the apple so that it doesn’t brown.
Coarsely grate the brussel sprouts.
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. .