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California Power Salad|Craving Something Healthy
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California Power Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 dinner servings or 8 side servings
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1/2 small sweet Vidalia onion, sliced into thirds
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons parsley leaves
  • kosher salt
  • pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups loosely packed baby greens with spinach and arugula
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 medium ripe avocado cut into cubes
  • 12 strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups watermelon cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 3 tablespoons roasted salted sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except for salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor, fitted with the chopping blade. Process until smooth, and season with salt and pepper to taste. If thinner dressing is desired, thin with a bit of cold water.
  • Toss salad ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add desired amount of dressing and toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately.