Rainbow Salad with Blood Orange Dressing

This rainbow salad is packed full of vibrant flavors, not to mention beautiful colors, and is the perfect combination of fruits and vegetables in a salad, all ingredients of which are organic.

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When I placed my first Door to Door Organics order I was so excited by all the produce offerings on their site that I think I must have ordered #ALLTHEFRUITSANDVEGETABLES lol. My order contained two boxes, both carefully packaged, and both chuck full of organic produce. I think what surprised me most was the vibrant colors that emanated from the box.

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The first thing I thought of was looking down at the box was that it looked like colors of the rainbow. There was everything from rainbow baby carrots (super adorable by the way) to red peppers and blueberries.

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The only way to truly do the produce justice was to showcase it and use as many fruits and vegetables as possible. And what better way to use fresh fruits and vegetables than in a healthy salad?

Made with different color fruits and vegetables, this rainbow salad will bring any dreary day to life, something that is much needed here in Wisconsin. I feel like this winter has just been dragged out, endless, and whenever I think it’s getting better, I wake up to a fresh snowfall. So having something to look forward to that reminds me of brighter times is what I’m all about!

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Making the salad is something that doesn’t require a lot of work either. The most involved part comes from cooking the chicken and leek together. But even that takes a total of 2 minutes prep and then 12-15 minutes cooking, a really hands off process during which you’ll be putting everything in a bowl for the salad and making the dressing. And since there are fruits as well as vegetables in the salad, I made a dressing that was a little on the sweeter and tangy side, it really ties the salad together and is made with blood oranges, giving it this gorgeous pink color.

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Put everything together: the salad, the chicken, the dressing, and you’re left with one delicious rainbow chicken salad.

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Rainbow Salad with Blood Orange Dressing
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 1 head of lettuce, cleaned and chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced/cubed
  • 1 clementine
  • 1 blood orange, sliced
  • 3 yellow baby carrots, shredded
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 3 purple baby carrots, shredded
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • For the chicken:
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. For the salad place the lettuce in a bowl and arrange the vegetables and fruit on top.
  2. For the chicken, heat oil in a large frying pan, add leeks and chicken and salt, pepper and garlic salt. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes, flip, then cook for another 5 minutes, then another 5 minutes. And then set aside.
  3. To make the salad dressing whisk together the blood orange, lemon juice, honey and extra virgin olive oil until combined.
  4. Pour salad dressing over salad, toss the salad, and serve with chicken tenders
Rainbow-salad-with-chicken-and-leek-and blood-orange-salad-dressingThis post has been sponsored by Door-to-Door Organics, thank you for supporting the brands that make the Sweetphi blog possible, as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

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Showing 16 comments
  • Suné Moolman
    Reply

    I love a good chicken salad! This one is so pretty, and the dressing looks amazing!
    I have such a hard time getting hold of blueberries – wish we had the door-to-door service in SA.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Aren’t chicken salads the best? The dressing totally ties everything together, thank you so much for commenting, I hope your quest for blueberries goes well 🙂

  • wearenotmartha
    Reply

    I’m fairly certain this is the PRETTIEST salad EVER!!

    Sues

  • liztiptopshape
    Reply

    This is gorgeous!

  • Reply

    I just moved to Milwaukee and few months ago and I can’t believe I am just now hearing about Door to Door Organics! Thank youuuuuu! 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      You’re so welcome, you should totally check them out because the service is truly amazing, and yay, welcome to Milwaukee!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita
    Reply

    This is such a pretty salad! I’m swooning over how gorgeous that dressing is. Blood oranges just make everything so beautiful. Love this!! Door 2 Door Organics sounds amazing.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Door to Door Organics is so amazing, and thank you so much for your lovely comment, totally made my day

  • cheri
    Reply

    Hi Phi, what a gorgeous salad, I could eat this everyday, love the blood orange dressing.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Cheri! This salad was not only pretty, but tasted so good, the blood orange dressing really brought it all together 🙂

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Reply

    This looks so gorgeous!! Love that we were on the same rainbow page!

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