Summer is just around the corner, and that means it is time to stock up on fresh and light recipes to enjoy all season long. You may be asking yourself, “what makes a summer recipe a summer recipe?” We’re glad you asked! We like to think of summer recipes as being fruity, a little sweet and, of course, healthy! And our blueberry quinoa salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing hits all the marks.
The bed of this yummy salad is made by two cups of arugula topped with corn, quinoa, goat cheese and, tastiest of all, blueberries—our mouths are already watering! Drizzled over this sweet salad is a lemon vinaigrette with the perfect amount of bitterness to balance the bursts of flavor in this tasty salad. The lemon vinaigrette is super easy to whip up as well.
The main ingredients that go into the vinaigrette are olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest—seasoning it to taste with black pepper. If this recipe sounds like it will be the hit of your summer, be sure to check out our Healthy Watermelon Summer Salad with Quinoa >. And if you want a yummy summer drink to go along with it, we’ve got you covered with a few of our favorite lightened-up summer drinks. We have 4 Guilt-Free Summer Slushies > that will add some fun fruits to your diet while keeping you cool all summer long.
As you kick back and relax this summer, don’t forget to keep track of your meal plan to ensure you’re staying on track with your weight loss goals. That’s exactly where our tracking app, NuMi, comes in handy—it does all the hard work for you. Whether you need to check in on how much snacking you’ve done this week or need a little extra motivation, NuMi is there for you. Be sure to log this Blueberry Quinoa Salad, along with all your daily intake, in NuMi!
Still need more yummy summer recipes? Check out our Summer Bounty: 4 Delicious Eggplant Recipes >
Calories per Serving: 143
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup yellow corn
- 2 cups arugula
- ½ cup goat cheese
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- Black pepper, to taste
- To make Lemon Vinaigrette- mix together all ingredients.
- Prepare the salad by adding blueberries, quinoa, corn, arugula and goat cheese in a salad bowl. Pour in vinaigrette and toss to combine.