5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad

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5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: easy to make salad that’s ready in 5 minutes and packed with flavors, protein and best of summer bounty. It makes a great option for anytime meal or perfect for picnics/bbq’s.

5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: #salad #orange #bbq

Summer is finally here to stay and we are getting ready for all the summer picnics/bbq and outdoor parties, which means lots of quick meals and salads.

So here I’m with an easy-peasy 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad recipe that’s so easy to put together and tastes absolutely delicious.

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Now, if you work from home like me, salads make a perfect and healthy meal but then I really don’t want to be eating the salad day after day.

I want variety and this 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad is one of my favorite.

It has everything from greens, antioxidants, crunch, meat and a healthy base like couscous and quinoa.

Apart from all that, I’m making this ‘Honey-Orange Vinaigrette’ to add that extra touch of summer or healthy glow as I call it.

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Trust me, once you try this ‘Honey-Orange Vinaigrette’, you’d want to drizzle it over Everything!!!

It is tangy-sweet and just perfect on salads to fruits or even a piece of toasted bread.

Apart from all these delicious ingredients, I’m also adding some extra crunch with roasted cashews and chili-lime peanuts.healthy-summer-salad

So go ahead and try this 5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad with homemade Honey-Orange vinaigrette and make it a part of your lunch or picnic menu.

You can meal prep this salad in advance, just chop and pack the ingredients in separate ziploc/small boxes and mix everything when ready to serve.

For Picnics, you can carry the salad in the icebox and serve immediately upon reaching.

 

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5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad: #salad #orange #bbq

 

Yield: 2 People

5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Couscous
  • 1 Medium Chicken Sausage - cooked and sliced or use any choice of meat or protein
  • 1/2 Cup Mung Bean Sprouts
  • 1/2 Cup Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds - fresh or frozen
  • 1 Small Orange - peeled
  • 1 Cup Chopped Kale
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Lime Peanuts - or any flavor you like
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted Cashews

Honey-Orange Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small jar, add the Vinaigrette ingredients and shake to mix everything evenly.
  2. In a large bowl or serving plate, arrange the salad ingredient.
  3. Pour the Vinaigrette and serve chilled or you can mix the salad and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1

Amount Per ServingCalories 1099 Total Fat 27g Saturated Fat 4g Sodium 441mg Carbohydrates 182g Sugar 38g Protein 35g

 

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1 Reply to "5 Minutes Protein Packed Summer Salad"

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    The Novice May 23, 2018 (1:33 pm)

    This looks super tasty, and so healthy as well. I love any dish with bright colours!

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