Zesty Veggie Salad

Zesty Veggie Salad | read more at happilythehicks.comI go through phases where I love salads and then other times when I have lost all taste for them. I think it depends on the weather… When it’s cold outside, all I want to eat are warm foods, but when it’s warmer out, I crave fresh veggie salads.  Lately I’ve been on a salad kick (bringing them in fun mason jars helps!), and I wanted to share my latest favorite with y’all- my Zesty Veggie Salad! I love making a big salad to eat off of for a few days, which not only makes eating clean and green easy, but they also cut down on cooking/chopping time throughout the week, and I never have an excuse for not eating my veggies.

Zesty Veggie Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

I threw this salad together the other day and loved how it turned out! We ate it as a veggie side with our tamales, and I was able to bring some for lunch the next day, with enough left over to have with dinner that night too. It’s flavorful and zesty, full of vitamin rich veggies, and it looks gorgeous on the plate!

Do you like eating salads? What’s your favorite?

Zesty Veggie Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

Zesty Veggie Salad

2 cups chopped spinach
2 cups chopped kale
1 tomato, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1/2 large avocado
1 Tbsp pine nuts
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
4 basil leaves, finely chopped

1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp agave

Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix the veggies and pour the dressing on top. Toss the salad to evenly coat with the dressing.
Eat immediately!

*If you are wanting to save some of the salad for later, do not put the dressing on it! Dress it when you are ready to eat.

Zesty Veggie Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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  1. Karin Rambo says:

    This looks delicious! Definitely not your typical veggie salad!

  2. Shann Eva says:

    This salad is so pretty, with so many good things in it. I’m doing the Whole30 right now, and think I can have almost all…no agave, but that’s OK. Looks yummy!

  3. Jessica Bradshaw says:

    So pretty!! I love avocado so much. It’s the best in a salad. I would add a little grilled chicken to this one and be full all day. YUM!

  4. Katie Arnold says:

    YUM! That sounds delicious!! My salad this week is arugula and kale with tomatoes, avocado, chickpeas and roasted potatoes and topped with a vinaigrette made with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and greek seasoning mix. It’s delicious!

  5. Christine says:

    Looks really good! I tend to want to eat more salads when the weather is warmer too. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  6. Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot says:

    Yum! This looks (and sounds) so good. Pinning for later reference.

  7. JeeYoung says:

    So pretty and looks delicious. Anything with avocado is a win in my book, pinning for later!

  8. I love zesting the CRAP out of my salads!!! And avocados on salad just MAKE THEM!!! :)

  9. lately i have been indulging in meat and greasy food but hey, im on vacation right? my body is asking me for salad and this looks wonderful :)

  10. Jenny says:

    This looks so good!

    xoxo, Jenny

  11. Yum! This looks delicious – and super healthy!

  12. Ashleigh says:

    This salad recipe looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing such a delicious spicy dish, I can’t wait to try it!

  13. Jenn Slavich says:

    What an awesome salad! Love the combination of veggies and fats. This looks like a salad I could just dive into. I’m with you, once the weather starts warming up I eat a lot more salads. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Susannah says:

    This looks amazing! I sure do love a good salad!!! <3

  15. The avocado on top looks like the perfect addition to this yummy and colorful salad!

  16. Ana Ojha says:

    It looks so colorful and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  17. Yum! I need to grab some pine nuts to make this. I love anything with avocado.

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I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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