Spring Superfood Salad

spring superfood salad | almost getting it together

Anyone who has been around me for more than one minute knows I’m always hungry. As much as I love being skinny (or fit and healthy or whatever is the politically correct word – there, I said it), I love eating more. Because I love eating and I’m always hungry, I consider myself a volume eater.

I’m not going to lie – back in my less-healthy days (i.e., college) I wouldn’t make myself a huge salad for lunch or typically order one at a restaurant. Salads just didn’t seem appealing. Now, there are few things more appealing to me in the world than a huge bowl of vegetables. I’m a complete psychopath, I know, but I also love wine so it balances out, right? (And chocolate and nut butter and ice cream just in case we’re worried I primarily only eat vegetables and fruit in fermented form.)

spring superfood salad | almost getting it together

True love is a bowl of vegetables with avocado.

I hate not knowing what’s in my food so I’m really weird about salad dressing. There’s always either a ton of oil or added sugar, even if they’re homemade by someone who isn’t myself. I would totally make a salad at my office cafe every day (and I used to) but now I would rather bring one from home and know exactly what is in it and not be disappointed when the basil cucumber dressing isn’t out or someone ate the last artichoke.

I was still sleep-deprived when I went to the grocery store on Monday night and despite having about five amazing salads over the course of the precious four days, I couldn’t come up with the brain power to create my own salad. I bought two random heads of broccoli and some turkey and thought I would figure it out from there.

This salad could also be called the “use up stuff in your fridge” salad. It’s full of “superfoods” and nutrients: strawberries, seeds, quinoa, greens and avocado. I didn’t expect this salad to be as epically amazing and delicious as it was – definitely make it. Top with a balsamic dressing. I make mine by sight so I don’t measure anything, but I used balsamic, olive oil, lemon juice and fancy balsamic fig mustard that I bought in Toronto.

spring superfood salad | almost getting it together

More nutrients in a bowl than a typical college student eats in a week.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Spring Superfood Salad
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • ½ cup broccoli, chopped
  • ⅓ cup strawberries, chopped
  • 3 slices turkey breast, chopped
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese
  • 2 tsp pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in bowl. Top with your choice of dressing.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 339 Fat: 16.8 Carbohydrates: 30.4 Sugar: 5.3 Fiber: 9.8 Protein: 20.8

Chat with me:
Do you love salads/vegetables as much as me? Am I completely nuts (don’t I ask that question every week at least once)?

30 comments on “Spring Superfood Salad

Avatar image
Susie @ SuzLyfe on May 15, 2014 9:02 am

I will chose a salad over pretty much anything, and not because I’m trying to be “low calorie”–I honestly love them!
Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Cher and Packages (But Not Drag Queens) #thinkingoutloudMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:56 pm

Love that you said that… people think it’s being low calorie but really it’s love!

A Whole Lotta Random | Nutty for Life on May 15, 2014 10:28 am

[…] On the way home from Canada, Cassie and I wanted to stop at a specific outlet mall because we saw on the way in to the country that it […]

Avatar image
Ang @ Nutty for Life on May 15, 2014 10:45 am

I think I could def get on board with this salad. I’m not typically a fruit in salad girl but that Shady Grove Salad and Davs’ with blackberries kind of changed my life.
Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted…A Whole Lotta RandomMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Dav’s salad = off the hook. We need to go to AY Cafe soon! Yoga + din one night next week? K see you there bye.

Avatar image
Davida @The Healthy Maven on May 15, 2014 11:04 am

Yes, you’re totally nuts, but I still love you.
Davida @The Healthy Maven recently posted…Black Forest Protein SmoothieMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:57 pm

LOVE YOU MORE my beautiful Canadian twin.

Avatar image
Emilie on May 15, 2014 11:10 am

This salad does look really good. I am so excited it’s salad season again. They taste so much better with fresh, in season veggies that haven’t travelled across the world for four days!
Emilie recently posted…ConfessionsMy Profile

Avatar image
Jo @ Living Mint Green on May 15, 2014 12:31 pm

This looks soooo good. I had a salad similar to this recently at one of my fav veg restaurants. Will you bring this to me for lunch today? You can find me on a mountain in Alberta. Kthanksbye!

:)

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:56 pm

I def can do that if there can also be an afternoon run involved?? xo

Avatar image
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on May 15, 2014 3:04 pm

I’m pretty sure that description could apply to a lot of my salads – just cleaning out all the random stuff from the fridge ;-) I go back and forth with meal-sized salads…I’ll obsess over them for a while, then I won’t want to look at them for a couple weeks. Then the cycle repeats itself ;-)
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted…Lemon and Dill Pasta with Shrimp.My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:55 pm

Last week I did NOT want a salad… so I was eating a lot of grilled veggies, quinoa and chicken.. then back on the salad train. Good to know I’m not the only one who gets in food ruts!

Avatar image
Erin @ The Almond Eater on May 15, 2014 3:28 pm

Dis looks gooooood and super filling and yeah you’re right–salads and wine totally balance out ;) But really.
Erin @ The Almond Eater recently posted…5 Tips for Apartment HuntingMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:55 pm

Esp if it’s Shady Grove salad and wine!

Avatar image
Matt @ Runner Savvy on May 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Looks delicious!
Matt @ Runner Savvy recently posted…Dallas Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon Race ReportMy Profile

Avatar image
Arman @ thebigmansworld on May 16, 2014 5:23 am

You are not nuts. I love veggies too but need to watch my consumption…no one likes pregnant boys. Except D.

Ex oh. The big maple bear.
Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted…When the blogging world replicates high schoolMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:54 pm

Actually concerned I might potentially be over-vegging myself right now. Might need to cut it back a bit haha…

Avatar image
Amy @ Long Drive Journey on May 16, 2014 9:29 am

Girl, I used to HATE veggies, but yesterday I found myself craving them. I’m on an “eat everything in the kitchen no matter what it is” kick because I am moving out of my apartment in just over a week. I hadn’t had veggies since Monday, and I made myself a giant baked potato with Greek yogurt and a whole heaping cup of veggies. It was delicious.
Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted…Some Worthwhile DistractionsMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:54 pm

I loveeee baked sweet potato with Greek yogurt. It’s been my snack the past few weeks!

Avatar image
Lindsay on May 16, 2014 1:39 pm

love spring salads!! berries included! i sometimes add chickpeas. ahh, so fresh and so clean clean . haha
Lindsay recently posted…Kidspiration: Smoothies and Summer CampsMy Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Ooh chickpeas, need to add those guys in next time!

Avatar image
Amanda @ .running with spoons. on May 16, 2014 3:38 pm

I do love veggies, but veggies don’t always love me :( I used to be a huge volume eater until I figured out that they were behind my bloated belly and fatigue, so I switched over to eating more calorie dense foods and I feel a lot better. But we can still be friends :)
Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted…. how to start a blog .My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Maybe I should really try doing that… instead of being constantly hungry/graze-y all day!

Avatar image
Kierston on May 17, 2014 6:49 am

This looks so good and refreshing! Thanks for linking up to this recipe over at #RECIPEFRIDAY!
Kierston recently posted…#RECIPEFRIDAY: Extra Lean Sweet and Spicy Chicken Balls…My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 20, 2014 9:37 pm

Thanks for hosting, girlie!

Avatar image
Petra on May 17, 2014 5:08 pm

Awesome recipe for a post-run salad. Avocado, strawberry and goat cheese are all rich in either healthy oils or protein. This will be perfect for my workouts.

Avatar image
Cassie on May 20, 2014 9:36 pm

Awesome, hope you enjoy it!

Avatar image
Jessie on May 19, 2014 5:05 am

Don’t you love it when recipes just come together & work? Always my favorite outcome… obviously! I mean who wants to take a good quality of time on their meal only to find out it sucksssss! Not this girl :] Anyways – this salad sounds good.. which is crazy for me to say since I don’t eat Strawberries very often.
Jessie recently posted…Marvelous is…My Profile

Avatar image
Cassie on May 20, 2014 9:36 pm

Yes!! Sometimes I hate when they do the first time because I feel like I should photograph them and I’m too hungry and just want to eat!

[…] just turned out deliciously. Sometimes I feel like I create recipes out of need – need for vegetables, need to detox, need for a Cinco de Mayo recipe to use for the AEO […]

Leave a Reply

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

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge