Summer Fresh Salad Bowl

Looking for a delicious Summer Fresh Salad Bowl?  

Val was driving home in the crazy hot weather we are having here in Ontario and came up with this super refreshing meal idea.  The Summer Fresh Salad Bowl is a great meal all in one bowl packed with plenty of veggies, protein and grains.  The great thing about this Summer Fresh Salad Bowl is the amazing Orange Tarragon Vinaigrette that gives you the refreshing flavour.

Summer Fresh Salad Bowl with Orange Tarragon Vinaigrette

Salad Ingredients

1/2 cup chick peas

1/2 cup black beans

1/2 cup kidney beans

1 cup cooked brown basmati rice

2 tbsp parsley, diced

1 cup kale, ribs removed and cut into ribbons

1/2 cup diced cucumber

1 red pepper, diced

small red onion, diced

2 fresh oranges, peeled and diced

raw pumpkin seeds for serving


2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped

1/8 tsp sea salt

fresh ground pepper to taste


In a large glass bowl add all of the vegetables including the orange, gently mix to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and whisk until evenly mixed.

Pour over salad and coat well.

Garnish with raw pumpkin seeds before serving.



Author: Crave_Life

Nicole and Val here hoping you enjoy our little blog that will bring you recipes for food you crave and some healthy tips, cookbook reviews and fitness ideas.

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