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The Best Superfood Salad

by Capri Lilly
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Superfoods are a group of foods that are touted to improve your health and well-being. Enjoy this tasty Superfood salad that’s brimming with superfood ingredients and delicious flavor. With 10 simple ingredients, you’ll have a nutrient-dense, protein-packed salad with a tasty citrus vinaigrette that brings all the flavors together! This salad will have you feeling energized and ready to take on the rest of your day!

If you’ve been searching for more easy healthy salad recipes, then you have to try our Beetroot Salad with Orange and Feta Cheese or Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad next!

salad in a wooden bowl topped with avocado sliced orange sliced lime basil leaves chickpeas and baby spinach with a wooden spoon in the bowl slices limes are placed in the top left corner next to the bowl

There is nothing better than eating a filling meal that is loaded with tons of nutrients and doesn’t leave you feeling groggy after. You can enjoy this salad for lunch or it’s also filling enough to be served for dinner.

salad in a wooden bowl topped with avocado sliced orange sliced lime basil leaves chickpeas and baby spinach with a wooden spoon in the bowl

You’ll love this Superfood Salad because it’s:

  • Healthy – This gluten-free salad includes top-quality superfood ingredients that will give you a boost of energy as well as long-lasting effects. Thanks to plenty of protein, fiber, and vitamins, you will feel fueled and ready to take on the world.
  • Quick and Easy to Prepare – Take the fuss out of meal prep by assembling this hearty salad in just minutes.
  • Versatile – Customize your salad however you want, excluding or including based on your taste. This is also a great way to clean out the fridge and make sure no produce goes to waste!
  • Delicious – With a variety of flavors and textures, this salad is far from boring and you can eat as much as you want, totally guilt-free!
ingredients to make superfood salad shown in a large wooden bowl are roasted sweet potatoes sliced yellow spicy peppers cooked quinoa sliced almonds crispy chickpeas sliced avocado mint basil all on a bed of baby spinach

What are superfoods?

Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that help your body function optimally. They have many health benefits and are also low in calories and fat.

Ingredients You Will Need To Make This Salad

Why is this superfood salad so good for you? Let me count the ways!

ingredients to make superfood salad shown in a large wooden bowl are roasted sweet potatoes sliced yellow spicy peppers cooked quinoa sliced almonds crispy chickpeas sliced avocado mint basil all on a bed of baby spinach

Citrus Vinaigrette

Drizzle this over your salad for a burst of sweet, citrusy flavor. It balances out the savory goodness of other ingredients like nuts and avocado. Plus, it is filled with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and more!

  • Fresh orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • White vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • Honey
  • Dried oregano
  • Sea salt more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How To Make This Superfood Salad

Make The Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil. Then, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until a creamy emulsion forms. Alternatively, you can add all the ingredients to a small mason jar, seal the lid, and shake vigorously to combine the ingredients. Store the dressing in the fridge until ready to use. (It can last in the refrigerator for up to one week.)

Assemble The Salad: Add the spinach, or greens of your choice, to a large plate. Top with pieces of remaining ingredients. Drizzle on the lemon vinaigrette, then toss the salad. Serve immediately and enjoy!

salad in a wooden bowl topped with avocado sliced orange sliced lime basil leaves chickpeas and baby spinach with a wooden spoon in the bowl slices limes are placed in the top right corner next to the bowl

Can I make this salad ahead?

Absolutely! Save time by cooking the quinoa and roasting the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Allow both ingredients to cool before placing them in the salad. Don’t toss the salad with the dressing until you’re ready to serve.

close up of salad with roasted sweet potatoes avocado basil and orange on top

Substitutions and Variations

  • VEGAN: Make this salad vegan by swapping out the honey in the dressing for agave.
  • WRAP: Repurpose leftovers by placing the salad in a tortilla in order to make it a wrap.
  • OTHER SUPERFOOD SALAD DRESSING: Switch up the vinaigrette for another quick and tasty dressing like Cilantro Avocado Dressing, Chipotle Dressing, and Vegan Ranch Dressing.
  • MORE ADD-INS: Consider adding other vegetables like kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spicy peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

I hope you enjoy this Superfood Salad Recipe! 

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salad in a wooden bowl topped with avocado sliced orange sliced lime basil leaves chickpeas and baby spinach with a wooden spoon in the bowl

The Best Superfood Salad

The Best Superfood Salad includes nutritious ingredients like veggies, nuts, and herbs, drizzled with a tasty citrus vinaigrette. This ultimate superfood salad will have you feeling energized and ready to take on the rest of your day!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato roasted
  • 1 Large Avocado sliced
  • cup Sliced Almonds
  • ½ cup Quinoa cooked
  • 8 oz Spinach
  • ½ cup Crispy Chickpeas or raw chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • ½ Red pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup Basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp Mint chopped
  • 2 tbsp Dill chopped

Citrus Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup Fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp White vinegar or champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • ½ tsp Dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make The Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil. Then, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until a creamy emulsion forms. Alternatively, you can add all the ingredients to a small mason jar, seal the lid, and shake vigorously to combine the ingredients. Store the dressing in the fridge until ready to use. (It can last in the fridge for up to one week.)
  • Assemble The Salad: Add the spinach, or greens of your choice, to a large plate. Top with pieces of remaining ingredients. Drizzle on the lemon vinaigrette, then toss the salad. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Can I make this salad ahead?

Absolutely! Save time by cooking the quinoa and roasting the sweet potatoes ahead of time. Allow both ingredients to cool before placing them in the salad. Don’t toss the salad with the dressing until you’re ready to serve.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 1194mg | Fiber: 12.1g | Sugar: 6.3g | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 7mg

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