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Summer Salad with Strawberry Rose Dressing

Summer Salad with Strawberry Rose Dressing is like taking a bite of summer. Berries, melons, stone fruits, avocado, greens and a zippy aromatic dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 Minute Meals, 4th of July, Cardiac Friendly, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Salads, Summer Time Favorites, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

Strawberry Rose Dressing

  • 1 cup Strawberries
    (washed green tops removed (perfectly ripe and sweet)
  • cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 inch Ginger
    knob peeled and grated (fresh) if using dried ground ginger reduce to ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • 1 tbsp Honey (only if you need to or if strawberries are not as ripe as ours) To make vegan use Honee brand which is a vegan honey or just add a couple of dates if you need it sweeter.
  • 1 tsp Rose water
    (you can add more up to 1 tablespoon but found that this is an individual preference) – start out with just a few drops and increase to your desired effect.

Summer Salad

  • 4 cups Power Greens
    mix of baby kale, spinach, and chard (or any mix of greens of your choice)
  • 1 cup Strawberries hulled and cut in half
  • 1 Nectarine large sliced – pit removed (drizzle a little fresh lemon over slices to prevent oxidation)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice just to prevent the nectarine and avocado from oxidizing
  • ¼ Cantaloupe
    whole small rind removed and sliced
  • 1 Avocado large sliced (and toss it lemon juice to prevent oxidation)
  • cup Sunflower seeds optional

Instructions

Make the Strawberry Rose Dressing

  • In a food processor add strawberries, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, salt and honey if desired. Add Rose water start out with just a few drops and then increase as desired up to 1 tablespoon depending on desired level. It is a very individual preference. We used only 1 teaspoon of rose water. It just depends on how floral you like your dressing. Blend well until very creamy and dreamy. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired (salt, honey (honee), or rose water) additions.

Assemble your Summer Salad

  • Add your power greens to a large salad serving bowl, top with strawberries, nectarines, cantaloupe, avocado and sunflower seeds. (Don’t forget to toss your avocado and nectarine slices in lemon juice to prevent oxidation).
  • Drizzle your dreamy creamy strawberry rose dressing over your summer salad and enjoy!

Notes

You can substitute any greens you want for your salad like spinach, romaine, rocket, etc. you can use any fresh fruit in season your little heart desires. You can use any nuts you desire. Feel free to add grilled chicken, shrimp or tofu on your salad to add a little extra protein.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2781IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg