Shell's Red, White and Blue Salad Recipe

Shell's Red, White and Blue Salad Recipe

Red, White, and Blue Salad

This vibrant salad is not only festive but also packed with nutrients. It's a perfect dish for celebrating Independence Day in a healthy way.

Ingredients:

  • Red:
    • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • White:
    • 1 cup jicama, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup cauliflower florets, chopped
    • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • Blue:
    • 1 cup blueberries
  • Greens:
    • 4 cups mixed greens (spinach, arugula, and romaine)
  • Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Fruits and Vegetables:

    • Wash and dry the mixed greens and place them in a large salad bowl.
    • Hull and slice the strawberries.
    • Halve the cherry tomatoes.
    • Dice the red bell pepper.
    • Peel and dice the jicama.
    • Chop the cauliflower florets into small pieces.
    • Rinse the blueberries and set aside.
  2. Assemble the Salad:

    • Add the sliced strawberries, cherry tomatoes, diced red bell pepper, jicama, and cauliflower to the bowl with the mixed greens.
    • Sprinkle the blueberries over the top.
    • If using, crumble the feta cheese over the salad.
  3. Make the Dressing:

    • In a small bowl or jar, combine the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
    • Whisk or shake well until the dressing is emulsified.
  4. Dress the Salad:

    • Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.
    • Toss gently to combine, ensuring all the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
  5. Serve:

    • Serve the salad immediately and enjoy the fresh, vibrant flavors.

Tips:

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a handful of fresh mint or basil leaves.
  • If you prefer a vegan option, omit the feta cheese.
  • This salad pairs well with grilled chicken or fish for a complete meal.

Enjoy your healthy and festive Red, White, and Blue Salad! Perfect for an Independence Day celebration. 🎆🍓🥗

XO
Shell

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