Packable Power Salads
Recipe via Cooking Light.


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. minced shallots
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. sunflower seeds kernels
  • 3/4 cup sliced avocado
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh mint


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small jar. Cover with lid; shake well.
  2. Combine chickpeas, quinoa, and 2 tablespoons dressing; toss well.
  3. Arrange 1 cup spinach in each of 4 quart-size containers. Top each servicing with 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup tomato, 1 1/2 teaspoons sunflower seeds, one-fourth of avocado slices, 1/2 ounce goat cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons mint, and 1/2 cup quinoa mixture.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Drizzle each serving with 2 1/2 tablespoons dressing.

Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 salad)
Calories: 406; Fat: 24.2g; Protein: 11g; Carb: 43g; Fiber: 9g; Sugars: 10g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Iron: 3mg; Sodium: 369mg; Calcium 95mg

11 thoughts on “PACKABLE POWER SALADS”

  • Sometimes salads get this label of being ‘really boring ‘ but in actual fact it is salads like yours that show how delicious salads can be. This would make a welcome change from sandwiches for lunch x

  • This sort of on-the-go salad is perfect for me as I always seem to be here there and everywhere and eating healthy when you’re always out and about is a real challenge!

  • that is the longest ingredient list everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr – i will struggle to even cope with that lol but the avocado an chick peas certainly have to go !! :p

  • I’ve been looking for new ideas to pack for my husband’s lunches. These looks lovely. He’s usually not a salad guy, but this looks hearty enough that I think he’ll love it!

  • These look super yummy! In addition to being super healthy I can tell that there is actually density to the flavor pallet which I need in order to eat a salad. Great post!

  • this is quite cool, to know one can have to try something like this and at the end it comes out very nice, hmmmmm, gives me reason to even want to give the recipe a try right away.

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