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Spinach Salad with Creamy Chia Vinaigrette | Get Inspired Everyday!

Spinach Salad with Creamy Chia Vinaigrette


  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 big salads 1x
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Ingredients

Creamy Chia Vinaigrette:

  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut cream, scooped from the top of a can of coconut milk

Salad Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces pre-washed baby spinach
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, weighing 10 ounces, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese, I used sheep’s milk feta
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the chia vinaigrette until smooth. Let the dressing sit and thicken while you assemble the salad.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss together all the ingredients for the salad. I like to save a small amount of the pomegranate arils and feta cheese to sprinkle on top for a garnish later.
  3. When you’re ready to serve, toss the dressing with the salad and garnish with the reserved pomegranates and feta cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.

Notes

I’ve made the Chia Vinaigrette with and without the coconut cream. Both ways are good, I just always lean toward creamier dressings.
For dairy free, be sure to leave out the feta cheese!

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