A simple lemon chia seed dressing + arugula spinach salad, yum!

This is one of my favorite salads I’ve been making recently, & it’s SUPER easy to make.

I always make it in these bamboo bowls from IKEA because I feel like they’re the perfect size, & Arrash & I both enjoying eating in them—plus, I think they’re super cute!

Here’s how I make the salad:

  • I grab this bowl from IKEA
  • Add a big bed of arugula & spinach mix
  • & then I start adding toppings in sections

Lately, I’ve been adding these toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Mediterranean olives (imo, the ones without pits are easier to eat in a salad)
  • Radishes
  • Red onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Fennel (bulb, stalk & leaves)
  • & Fresh cilantro, YUM!

& here’s the lemon chia seed dressing… IT. IS. SOOO. GOOD!!! *drooling*

Lemon chia seed dressing:

I’d say this serves about 3-4 salads.

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (usually 1/2-1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste (I like to use pink himalayan salt & rainbow peppercorns)

(adapted from here)

I’m OBSESSED with this salad dressing for a few reasons:

It’s easy to make… it’s delicious… & nutritious.

The chia seeds provide a punch of protein & fiber. YEAS!!

1 tablespoon of chia seeds provides 4g of fiber (16% DV) & 3g protein. For context, 1 hard-boiled egg provides 6g of protein.

Would you try this salad?

I think it’s sooo delicious! Arrash does too : )

If you try this dressing or make your own salad bowl, take a pic & share on Insta & tag me (@joyfetti) so I can take a look—I’d love to see what you create & hear how you like it : )


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