Chicory Salad with Blueberry Dressing

This 15-minute salad is a fantastic way to jazz up your lunch box and get a boost of antioxidants too. We made a tasty combo of chicory, avocado and spinach, all topped with chia blueberry dressing.

Red Chicory Salad with Blueberry Dressing

Info

Nutrition per serving
NutrientAmountRDA
Net Carbs45.8 g16.6%
of which Sugars19.1 g21.2%
Fibers21 g75.1%
Fats13.8 g21.3%
of which Saturates1.6 g8%
of which Omega 31.7 g158.3%
Proteins19.9 g43.3%
Calcium170 mg17%
Vitamin A292 mcg41.7%
Vitamin C41 mg54.3%
Iron8.4 mg56.8%
Potassium1442 mg41.2%
Sodium97 mg4.2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal387 19.4%
Macro split
  • net carbs 46%
  • sugars 19%
  • fats 14%
  • saturates 2%
  • proteins 20%
  • fibers 21%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
KCAL
387 per serving
TIME
15m
HEALTH

If you're stuck with the same boring lettuce salad, it's time to jazz up your lunch box and give our colourful chicory salad a try.

We made a delightful combo of buttery avocado, crunchy red chicory, sweet spinach and tender lentils. And if it couldn't get tastier than this, we added a juicy chia blueberry dressing.

We love preparing salads as they're a quick and practical way to pack a complete meal in our lunch box. So, we designed this recipe to include as many nutritious ingredients as we could. The result is a well-balanced, vegan salad bursting with antioxidants, plant-based proteins, and fibres. Plus, it's got health-boosting superfoods to boot.

Red chicory, AKA radicchio, is a bittersweet leafy veggie loaded with free radical-fighting antioxidants and a whopping 170% RDI of vitamin K per serving [1]. Avocado provides healthy unsaturated fats, while spinach packs calcium and iron [2].

Our sweet and sour blueberry dressing is made with fresh berries, chia seeds and lime juice. It's just perfect for drizzling, and it brings this lovely salad to a whole new level of goodness.

And in case you want to try the salad with another health-boosting dressing, this anti-inflammatory turmeric and olive oil vinaigrette is spot on.

Ready in just 15 minutes and with less than 350 calories, this healthy, diet-friendly salad is sure to become your new meal-prepping favourite and keep you full and satisfied for long.

Ingredients

Adjustments
Serves
Measuring System
Red Chicory170 g
Avocado1/2
Canned Brown Lentils300 g
Baby Spinach120 g
Fresh Blueberries160 g
Chia Seeds2 tsp
Lime1
Walnuts20 g

Step 1

To prepare the chicory, trim the stem of the chicory head and let the leaves fall apart. Alternatively, cut it into quarters and then chop them into bite-sized pieces.

Then, peel and core the avocado and slice it into wedges. Drain and rinse the canned lentils.

Now, add the chicory, avocado, lentils, and baby spinach leaves to a bowl.

red chicory and avocado salad

Step 2

Add 80 g of blueberries to a food processor followed by lime juice and chia seeds.

Blitz the ingredients into a smooth and runny dressing.

blueberry dressing with chia

Step 3

Next, finely chop the walnuts and add them to the bowl along with the remaining 80 g of blueberries.

Finally, pour the chia blueberry sauce over the salad, season with salt and pepper, and toss well.

chicory salad with blueberry dressing

Tips

You can swap chicory with red cabbage, and spinach with rocket.