Broccoli, Arugula & Blueberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

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I know you’re all looking for healthy lunch ideas this summer…

Well, look no further because this broccoli salad recipe is going to rock your world.

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This little salad here- if we can call it that with the abundance of veggies and fruits- is ridiculous fresh and delish. It tastes like a big bowl of summer…minus the whole sand in your mouth thing.

It’s crunchy and sweet and salty without any added sugar.

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Seriously- can you see how beautiful this salad looks? It’s the main reason why I eat so many darn salads in the summer…they all look like this and they’re too hard to resist.

Plus, I just crave salads in the warmer weather.

Not in the winter, that’s for darn sure.

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And there’s something about those little blueberries that make this dish so naturally sweet and flavorful that I just wanna pop the whole pint in my mouth. Well, okay. Not really. But I do have to stop myself from popping all these ingredients in my mouth while making this dish.

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Possibly the one thing missing from this bowl of goodness is a nice ripe avocado but you can always whip one into a blender with sea salt and pepper and some soaked cashews for a creamy dressing that will totally rock YOUR world.

I kid you not.

Try it.

You’ll never ever got back to bottled salad dressings ever again.

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I’ll let you decide.

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Enjoy!

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Broccoli, Arugula & Blueberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing
 
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Arugula
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • Juice of 1 meyer lemon
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • ½ tsp. sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, zucchini, mushrooms,1/4 tsp. sea salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and 1 Tbsp. olive oil; toss to coat. Place in a grill pan and grill for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove from grill; set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, combine arugula, blueberries, grilled vegetables and basil in a large serving bowl; set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk fresh meyer lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, shallot, sea salt and pepper and pour over arugula salad. Toss to coat evenly and serve.
Notes
Calories: 168 Fat: 7.8g Protein: 5g Carbs: 23.8g Fiber: 5.6g Sugar: 13.5g Sodium: 156mg

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This post is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. All opinions are my own. I choose to use Earthbound Farm organic salads in my regular meals because they are organic and free of chemicals, pesticides and herbicides that conventional salads are filled with.

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20 replies
  1. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    Holy moly, this looks delish! I must try. Your salad dressing recipe is the same as mine minus the Balsamic Vinegar. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your site!

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  2. Maria
    Maria says:

    I am also on a acidic free diet but I love the sound of this salad. What kind of salad dressing can I substitute the vinegar and lemon?

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  3. Sherry bettis
    Sherry bettis says:

    This recipe looks Divine!!!!! :D
    Adding my comment here to also enter the Give-Away for 6/19/14 for the essential oil deodorant!!!! Cheers and ty as always!!!!

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  4. laura gay
    laura gay says:

    A very pretty salad. So sad my tummy dislikes broccoli :(. On a happier note, the natural deo looks like a winner!

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  5. Kate Capra
    Kate Capra says:

    I never would have thought to throw blueberries in a salad with broccoli, however this salad looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

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  6. Julie Branson
    Julie Branson says:

    Love,love,LOVE all your fantastic recipes and giveaways. Hope I get the chance to give one a try. :) I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer and eating all this supper yummy organic fruits and veggies that are so abundantly available this time of year.

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  7. sue
    sue says:

    this looks wonderful! this is where i get stuck though … if i only eat this for lunch, i’m not getting any protein… or am i? i’d love to find an easy way to have “meal plans” with your recipe content and style! i know … sounds greedy! thank you for the time and care you take with your postings !

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  8. Nicole Rose
    Nicole Rose says:

    This looks amazing. I’m enjoying looking at all the beautiful pictures you take of your food. I’m so glad I came across your site(s). I won’t be struggling for dinner ideas ever again!

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