Recipe ReDux: Summer Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

I recently joined Recipe ReDux. What is Recipe ReDux you ask? As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of The Professional Palate Blog), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.


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June 2013 Theme: Sowing Seasonal Seeds

No matter the season, a scattering of seeds can jazz up the flavor, texture and nutrition profile of just about any dish. Whether it’s a chilled chia seed pudding or a hearty roasted vegetable salad with a sunflower seed crunch, show us how you sow your favorite seeds in a recipe reflecting the season in your part of the globe.

It’s officially summer, so I created a fresh summer salad with a raspberry lemon chia seed dressing.

Summer Salad with Raspberry Lemon Chia Seed Dressing


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Dressing

Ingredients:

1 (6 oz) container Chobani raspberry yogurt
1 tbsp agave nectar (can use honey)
lemon zest from one lemon
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp water (if needed)

  

Directions:

1. Stir together the yogurt, agave nectar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and chia seeds.

2. Whisk in olive oil slowly and vigorously. Whisk in water if needed for a thinner consistency.

 

Salad ingredients:

  • Spinach/Arugula mix
  • Green apple
  • Raspberries
  • Feta or Goat cheese
  • Sunflower seeds

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Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Recipe ReDux: Summer Salad with Lemon Chia Seed Dressing

  1. Welcome to The Recipe ReDux! So great to have you and your yummy recipes! How creative to use chia seeds to thicken dressing! Brilliant!

  2. Welcome aboard! This looks like such a wonderful summer salad and dressing – I’m usually in a salad dressing rut and always looking for a new recipe to switch things up. I definitely need to start using chia seeds too 🙂

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