This article is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. All opinions are my own.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


I’ll let you decide.




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Broccoli, Arugula & Blueberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing
Serves: 4
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian & Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1 small head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 large zucchini thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 cups Earthbound Farm Organic Arugula
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • Juice of 1 meyer lemon
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper divided


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, zucchini, mushrooms,1/4 tsp. sea salt, 1/4 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.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli, Arugula & Blueberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 159mg193%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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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  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 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?

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

  4. 2 stars
    A very pretty salad. So sad my tummy dislikes broccoli :(. On a happier note, the natural deo looks like a winner!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 !

  8. 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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