This post has been updated October 1, 2016 as part of the “5 Affordable Weeknight Dinners from Whole Foods Market” campaign highlighting high-quality ingredients from my recent Whole Foods Market shopping trip.
This light and healthy Vegan Blueberry Mango Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing is part of the “5 Affordable Weeknight Dinners from Whole Foods Market” theme highlighting recipes made with organic, high-quality groceries using Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value brand ingredients and Whole Foods Market fresh, responsibly grown, local and Whole Trade produce. Check out all the details of my shopping trip here.
If you’ve never shopped at Whole Foods Market before, or purchased their 365 Everyday Value brand, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality and value. You can be assured when you buy 365 Everyday Value brand foods they will not contain high-fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated fats and no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners.
Make sure you check out the other 4 dinner recipes you can make using high-quality ingredients at great prices from Whole Foods Market:
- Vegan Spicy Chickpea and Mango Wraps
- Vegan Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Vegan Smoked Paprika and Black Bean Chili
- Pasta with Asparagus and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
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This recipe, Blueberry Mango Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing, which is part of the “5 Affordable Weeknight Dinners from Whole Foods Market theme, is the perfect blend of flavors.
I usually don’t add fruit to my salads, but I happened to have extra fruit the day I made this and it all just came together so beautifully.
Even the colors are vibrant!
I matched it up with my Tahini Ginger Dressing which is a slightly sweet dressing that was perfect with the fruit.
Homemade salad dressings are so much better, have just a few ingredients and are super easy to make.
Here’s an ingredient list for a similar store-bought dressing:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Sesame Ginger Dressing:
Ingredients: Soybeans Oil, Water, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Vinegar White Wine, Rice Wine Vinegar, Sesame Seeds Oil, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Ginger, Salt, Flavors Natural, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate, added as preservative, Calcium Disodium EDTA, added to Protect Flavor
As with most store-bought dressings, this S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) dressing contains GMO’s (soybeans oil, vinegar, soybeans), high fructose corn syrup and several preservatives.
My healthier version with only 3 clean ingredients is not only delicious, but is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free (with substitutions), paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugars.
Want more healthy salad recipes? Check out Cherry Tomatoes with Spinach Pesto, Watermelon Salad with Clean Eating Watermelon Vinaigrette, Vegan Chickpea Apple Pecan Salad or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating meal and entrée recipes you will love!
Vegan Blueberry Mango Salad with Tahini Ginger Dressing
Yield 4 servings
Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar
For the dressing:
- 1/2 cup "365 Everyday Value" organic tahini
- 1/2 cup organic brown rice syrup*
- 1/2 teaspoon "365 Everyday Value" organic ground ginger
- 8-10 tablespoons filtered/purified water
For the salad:
- 8 handfuls "Whole Foods Market" organic spring salad mix
- 2 cups organic blueberries
- 2 cups organic mango (peeled, cubed)*
- 1 cup organic pecans
*Lectin-Free: substitute organic date nectar for organic brown rice syrup and organic peaches for organic mango
Prepare the dressing:
- Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk until everything is well combined. Adjust sweetener to your preference and adjust the water to get the consistency you prefer.
- Add 2 handfuls of spring salad mix to each plate and sprinkle on top: 1/4 of the blueberries, 1/4 of the diced mango and 1/4 of the pecans.
- Drizzle the Tahini Ginger Dressing over the top, dividing it evenly between the 4 salads.
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