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Perfect Late Summer Rainbow Salad & Sweet Orange Mustard Dressing

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End of Summer Salad

Towards the end of summer, I start craving massive salads full of dark fruits, hearty vegetables, and crunchy nuts. There is something about the change in seasons that inspire me to return to my favorite End of Summer Salad.

I love how the hearty texture, rainbow of colors, and flavor of this salad signify the end of light summer meals and the transition to the more substantial meals of fall and winter. Full of mildly sweet blueberries, crispy chili garbanzo beans, tangy pickled red onions, and creamy almond butter mustard dressing, this salad will be the perfect way to celebrate the change in seasons.

The Perfect End-of-Summer Rainbow Salad

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Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups Green Lettuce
  • 1 Pint Blueberries
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 Cup Pickled Red Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/3 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Naval Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Stone Ground Mustard
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 14 oz. Can Garbanzo Beans
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder

Directions

1. Combine the almond butter, orange juice, lime juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. You may add water to thin out the consistency, if desired.
2. Wash and chop the lettuce. Place in a large serving bowl.
3. Preheat the oven to 375-degrees.
4. Rinse the garbanzo beans and toss with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
5. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside to cool completely.
6. Chop the avocado into bite-size pieces.
7. Add the blueberries, avocado, pickled red onion, crispy garbanzo beans, and sunflower seeds to the salad.
8. Drizzle with the almond butter dressing and toss.
9. Serve immediately.

The Perfect End of Summer Salad
Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr is the founder of Caramel Coated Wellness, a whole-food, plant-based food blog and personal chef business based in North Carolina. After reading Food Over Medicine and The China Study, she decided to get more serious about her interest in helping people overcome health issues with plant-based food. Olivia graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. Visit her website at caramelcoatedwellness.com or follow her on Instagram @CaramelCoatedWellness for whole-food, plant-based, and oil-free recipes.
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