It’s flu season. Where I live, it isn’t really bad yet, but I saw a report on the news the other day that said it has hit some other areas pretty hard.
While just about everyone gets the flu once in a while, the best way to get over it quickly is to make sure your immune system is in tip top shape!
With that in mind, this is what we had for dinner last night.
It’s Berry Delish Salad! It’s loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium, and lots of other good stuff. It’s also really yummy!
- 4 cups kale
- 4 cups swiss chard
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup dried black mission figs
- Citrus Vinaigrette
- Wash and dry kale, chard and spinach.
- Tear kale and chard into pieces, removing any tough stems, and place in large salad bowl.
- Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of Citrus Vinaigrette over greens.
- Using clean hands, massage the dressing into the greens until the volume is reduced by about half.
- Clean and hull the strawberries. Cut them into quarters and add to salad.
- Rinse the blueberries and blackberries, dry, and add to salad.
- Remove stems from figs and chop into bite-sized pieces. Add to salad along with the walnuts.
- Toss all ingredients well, adding more dressing as needed or desired.
You can use any kind of Swiss Chard, but this salad is very pretty with rainbow or red-stemmed chard!
Salad can be made earlier in the day. Just put the massaged greens in the bottom of the bowl, put the fruit on top of the greens, cover with the spinach and nuts. Toss just before serving.
The dressing is just as easy to make as the salad.
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- pinch of black pepper
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- Whisk together all ingredients.
- Store in glass container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Half a naval orange, squeezed will produce the amount of orange juice needed.