Green Strawberry Salad with Mixed Nuts and Chia Seed Dressing
 
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This Green Strawberry Salad is a surprise with each and every bite. The flavors of the strawberries, nuts, coconut and zesty dressing makes this a perfect summer salad.
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Recipe type: salad, summer, starter, side
Cuisine: plant-based, vegan, dairyfree
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups (baby spring) lettuce mix
  • ½ cup raw energy nut mix
  • 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • DRESSING
  • the juice of 1 lemon or lime, add more if the dressing becomes too thick
  • 1½ tablespoon tahini (or cashew butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. SALAD:
  2. Wash and dry the lettuce and set aside.
  3. Roast the coconut flakes in the oven or in a dry pan for about 10 minutes.*
  4. DRESSING
  5. To make the chia seed dressing add all the ingredients to a small glass/mixing bowl. Stir well and then set aside.
  6. *To toast the coconut flakes, add the unsweetened coconut flakes to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place into an 325 degree oven for 5-8 minutes until lightly golden. Toss frequently and watch carefully. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  7. To assemble the salad, add the lettuce, strawberries, coconut flakes and nuts to a large bowl. Lightly dress with dressing and serve.
Notes
If you’re prepping this salad ahead, make sure to keep the dressing in a separate container and then toss right when you’re ready to enjoy.
Recipe by The Green Creator at http://thegreencreator.com/3-summer-superfood-salads/