With my basil plants growing out of control, I had to get creative! Summer is great for fresh ingredients, so I went for a simple salad consisting of swiss chard, spinach, mango, and strawberries topped with a sweet and savory blueberry-basil dressing.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Katie Bishop, MS, Nutritionist
Summer Salad with Blueberry-Basil Dressing
¾ cup fresh spinach
¾ cup fresh swiss chard
½ cup fresh blueberries
10-12 basil leaves
1 tablespoon vinegar (white or champagne)
2 tablespoons flax seed oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1. Place spinach and swiss chard in a bowl.
2. Slice strawberries and cut mango into chunks and add to the greens in the bowl.
1. Add all dressing ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
2. Top salad with dressing and enjoy!
Per Serving: Calories: 275; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Potassium: 384mg; Carbohydrate: 46g; Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 8g
Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 31%
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