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! 🙂