Monday, May 11, 2020

[RECIPE] Tropical Chia Garden Salad with Orange Dressing

fruit garden salad with chia seeds
Enjoy this healthy and refreshing bowl of tropical fruits - crunchy apple, sweet watermelon and mangoes and layered with fresh lettuce. This healthy bowl is sprinkled with chia seeds and drizzled with zesty orange dressing.

The COVID-19 pandemic has already stressed some sectors of the population after losing their jobs and for having no income for a couple of months now with this whole quarantine and lockdown situation.

fruit garden salad with chia seeds

I came up with this recipe, again out of whim, since the ingredients are what I currently have. This seems to be a perfect opportunity to make something beautiful out of these colorful fruits and greens.


You have to admit the bright colors of this fruit bowl with the sprinkle of black chia seems to represent what has been going on with the world. Not to be all spiritual about it, but we have to recognize that amid this pandemic, nature has finally given its time to heal after human-led activities that are detrimental to our natural ecosystem have been halted.


These fruits represent the vibrancy nature regained lately - brighter clouds, greener forest, and brighter streams and oceans. The black chia seems to represent the human population - this pandemic represents the black chia.


Enjoy this recipe! Stay safe and healthy!




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Healthy and refreshing bowl of tropical fruits and lettuce sprinkled with chia seeds and drizzled with zesty orange dressing

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup sliced watermelons
  • 1/4 cup diced ripe, sweet mangoes
  • 1/2 slice of diced apples
  • 3-4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 ponkan separate the segments or carpel
  • 1/2 ponkan squeezed juice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt
  • black peper
Instructions:

  1. Orange Dressing: In a separate bowl, add squeezed orange juice, olive oil, brown sugar, sprinkle small amount of salt and pepper. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. Fruits: Layer lettuce on the bottom of the bowl. Top with the rest of the sliced fruits. Layer soft fruits on top like mango slices and oranges.
  3. Pour orange dressing.
  4. Sprinkle chia seeds.
  5. Serve.

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