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Power Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

This Power Salad is loaded with healthy ingredients! It is great for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups packed spinach
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled, chopped, and roasted
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 large Gala or Fuji apple diced
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 large avocado sliced

For the Lemon Chia Seed Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons golden or white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar use agave for vegan
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, chickpeas, almonds, apples, red cabbage, and avocado.
  2. For the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey or agave, and chia seeds in a small bowl or jar. Whisk until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on the salad and toss well to coat. Serve!
  4. Note-to roast the sweet potatoes, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chopped sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet, drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Roast until tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. I like to make the sweet potatoes and quinoa ahead of time so the salad is easy to put together during the week. This salad is very adaptable! Feel free to add your favorite veggies and fruits to the mix!