Home » Recipes » How to Make A Healthy Chopped Superfood Salad

How to Make A Healthy Chopped Superfood Salad

This healthy chopped superfood salad {gluten free, low FODMAP, vegan/vegetarian/paleo options} can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes~perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner!

This healthy chopped superfood salad with kale, blueberries, & almonds can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes. Add your favorite protein, and you have a healthy AND delicious lunch or dinner. | Recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd is gluten free & low FODMAP, with vegan, and paleo options.

What do you get when you toss together crisp lacinato kale, plump, juicy blueberries, crunchy pecans, & vanilla vinaigrette? This healthy and delicious superfood salad, that’s absolutely pur-fect as is…

BUT, if you want to change things up a little bit, that’s A-ok with me.

The beauty of this superfood salad~you can make it with whatever YOU want, including your favorite seasonal greens, fruit, nuts/seeds, cheese {optional}, and whatever protein you have on hand.

FYI: It kind of happened by accident, but this superfood salad {sans cheese…sigh} fits perfectly on a MIND Diet meal plan, so not only is it easy to make, it just might boost your brain health too!

Oh, and don’t forget the magical vanilla vinaigrette…

I made the dressing for my chopped superfood salad with some vanilla balsamic vinegar I picked up at Home Goods when I was shopping for towels. Random purchase, I know.

And, you know what?

It TOTALLY makes the salad.

This healthy chopped superfood salad with kale, blueberries, & almonds can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes. Add your favorite protein, and you have a nourishing AND delicious lunch or dinner. | Recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd is gluten free & low FODMAP, with vegan, and paleo options.

Don’t you love it, when all your ingredients, as simple as they may be, come together magically to create one delicious meal?

How to Make A Healthy Chopped Superfood Salad…

  1. Pick your greens {2 cups} + chop ’em up: Kale, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Arugula, Chard…
  2. Add some fruit {1/2 cup} : Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Oranges, Melon, Apples or Pears {not low FODMAP}…
  3. Sprinkle on some nuts or seeds {1/4 cup}: Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds…
  4. Top off with protein and/or cheese {2-3 oz protein, 1/4 cup cheese}: Grilled Chicken, Baked Tofu, Roast Turkey, Pan Seared Salmon, Garbanzo Beans, Lentils, Feta, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gruyere…
  5. Toss in the oil & vinegar: Oil-EVOO, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil…Vinegar-Vanilla White Balsamic Vinegar, Champagne Vinegar, Meyer Lemon Vinegar, Rice Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar…
  6. Be civilized and eat your salad off a plate OR eat it straight out of the salad bowl. This is #judgementfreezone

Thanks so much to Schermer’s Pecans for sending me free samples of their delicious pecans I used in this salad. I was not compensated to write this post~I just like sharing products and brands I use and love.

Pecans are nutrition superstars! They're rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, fiber, and unsaturated fats. | For more nutrition tips, visit EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd
Superfood Salad

Healthy Chopped Superfood Salad

This healthy chopped superfood salad {gluten free, low FODMAP, vegan/vegetarian/paleo options} can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes~perfect for a quick lunch or easy dinner!
5 from 2 votes
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese optional
  • 2-3 ounces protein optional {i.e. grilled chicken, roast turkey breast, pan seared salmon, crispy baked tofu, garbanzo beans}
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla infused white balsamic vinegar or any white/golden balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prep ingredients: Chop kale into bite size pieces, chop pecans, crumble feta cheese, cut {optional} protein into bite size pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium to large salad or mixing bowl. Toss well, then place on salad plate or bowl for serving.

Notes

Nutrition information includes 3 ounces of cooked salmon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Salad | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 539mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, Paleo Option, Vegetarian/Vegan Option
Keyword healthy salad, power salad, superfood salad
Add to Recipe Collection
Tried this recipe?Mention @thespicyrd or tag #thespicyrd ~ I love seeing my recipes that you recreate!
This healthy chopped superfood salad with kale, blueberries, & almonds can be tossed together in less than 10 minutes. Add your favorite protein, and you have a nourishing AND delicious lunch or dinner. | Recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd is gluten free & low FODMAP, with vegan, and paleo options.

This post may contain affiliate links for products I personally use and recommend. If you purchase any of these products, I may receive a small commission. This helps to support the cost of running this blog, at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Let’s Chat!

What would YOU put in your superfood salad???

4 thoughts on “How to Make A Healthy Chopped Superfood Salad”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *






Scroll to Top