This recipe for an Orange-Pineapple Bliss Bowl is refreshing, rich in vitamin C (which boosts your immune system), folate from the spinach, and contains walnuts which are a plant source of omega-3 fats. So light, this salad pairs perfectly with any protein to make it a complete meal. Topped with feta, goat cheese, chickpeas, halloumi, or enjoy on the side with grilled salmon, steak, or grilled chicken, this salad is sure to satisfy. The combination of sweet pineapple, citrusy oranges, crunchy walnuts, and the tangy dressing creates a harmonious blend of flavors.
For the Salad:
- 4 cups baby spinach, washed and dried
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
- 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
For the Dressing:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the Ingredients:
- Wash and dry the baby spinach thoroughly.
- If using fresh pineapple, peel and cut it into bite-sized chunks. If using canned pineapple, drain the chunks.
- Peel the oranges and separate them into segments.
- Chop the walnuts.
- Assemble the Salad:
- In a large salad bowl, combine the baby spinach, pineapple chunks, orange segments, and chopped walnuts.
- Make the Dressing:
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Adjust the quantities to suit your taste.
- Dress the Salad:
- Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients.
- Toss Gently:
- Using salad tongs or two large spoons, gently toss the salad to ensure that the dressing evenly coats all the ingredients.
- Plate the salad onto individual serving dishes or one large platter.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures of this delightful salad!