Summer Salad with Raspberry Poppy Vinaigrette Recipe

Without a doubt, I have an absolute love for raspberries. Eating whole or using it in any delicious recipes, the limitations are endless. Raspberries are sweet and juicy making it the perfect ingredient to be used in smoothies, salad or even baking. It is rich in color that makes every dish so pretty and delectable. Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants – Cheers to great skin! - and are high in fiber which help to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

 

Not only the taste and quality of raspberries are so important to me but consuming only natural and organic berries are a must in my daily diet! Driscoll’s berries are my go-to brand because they only use natural growing methods, never genetically modified to grow their sweet and juicy varieties of raspberries. This makes Driscoll’s the trusted brand for the finest berries and also the leader in natural and organic berries! And because I love my city so much, to learn that Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 1# raspberry consumption capital in the country just made life much sweeter!

 

Here’s a very simple and easy way of adding some raspberries to your meals. I am sharing with you my favorite Summer Salad with Raspberry Poppy Vinaigrette Recipe!

 

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This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

·      1 cup pea shoots

·      1 cup yellow zucchini, sliced

·      1 cup beets, sliced

·      1 avocado, sliced

·      ½ cup garbanzo beans

·      ½ cup raspberries

Raspberry Poppy Vinaigrette Dressing

·      ¾ cups avocado oil

·      ¼ cup lemon juice

·      ¼ cup raspberries

·      ½ teaspoon poppy seeds

·      2 garlic cloves

·      1 tbsp maple syrup

·      1 tbsp lemon zest

·      ½ tsp of salt

·      ½ tsp of pepper

 

Directions

1.     In a large bowl, place ½ cup raspberries, zucchini, beets, pea shoots, garbanzo beans, avocado.

2.     To make the vinaigrette, emulsify avocado oil, lemon juice, raspberries, poppy seeds, garlic, maple syrup, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a high-speed blender.

3.     Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and serve.

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XOXO

This blog post is sponsored by @driscollsberry and @TheFeedFeed. All opinions are my own.