Chicken Spinach Salad with Orange Poppyseed Dressing

Forego the store-bought coleslaw! This is much more of a refreshing salad to enjoy at your next summer BBQ! With fresh, sweet bursts of flavour and so much hydration from the berries, cucumber and spinach, this is a fantastic (not boring) salad to enjoy on any hot summer day! It’s a great skin-loving salad as it contains antioxidants from the berries, red onion, spinach, avocado and cucumber, PLUS omega 3 fats (hemp seeds) which are all necessary for healthy skin and to reduce inflammation. This recipe is easy to multiply for a large gathering. It’s a total party-pleaser so hope you make it this season!

(makes 2 servings)

  • 4-5 loose cups raw spinach
  • 10 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1/3 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 TB hemp seeds
  • 2 TB chopped pecans
  • 1/2 large avocado, sliced
  • optional: crumble in some feta or goat cheese

vegan option (2 servings):
1/2 brick of pan fried or baked tofu or 1 cup of chickpeas or lentils

DRESSING (makes about 3 servings):

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (1 large orange)
  • 1 TB dijon mustard
  • 1 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1 TB poppyseeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix spinach, sliced onions, cucumbers, berries, nuts and seeds in a large bowl. Top with grilled chicken, avocado slices and salad dressing. Enjoy summertime in your mouth! 🙂

By |2018-06-01T01:30:59+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Recipe|0 Comments

About the Author:

Maya Eid is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and health supportive chef. After working for a decade in the Advertising industry, Maya was propelled to blend her background in design with her passion for health by finding creativity in the kitchen, and inspiring others on how to cleverly cook using whole food ingredients and a little imagination. After dealing with her own health challenges like fatigue, hormonal imbalance, and digestive issues, Maya became increasingly interested in the notion that food is medicine. She now shares her knowledge to empower her clients to take health into their own hands.

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