Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

This week, our church hosted its annual “Rock the Rock Kids Clubs” at 8 different locations throughout the city.  Our mission was simple – to serve the families in the community by providing free entertainment (games, crafts, skits, singing), a full meal, and the message of the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.  The youth group kids, who were more than ready to share the gospel (I was that enthusiastic and energetic many moons ago ;)), ran the club for the elementary students while the adults (that’s me!) helped set-up, registered children, served food, and mingled with the people a little too old to be taking part in a kids club… a.k.a. parents.  This was my first time participating, and I can’t tell you how nervous I felt.  The thought of going door-to-door to personally invite the neighbors and striking up a conversation with complete strangers made me feel woozy.  However, I felt God tugging at my heart to get out of my comfort zone, and I’m so thankful that He did.  He always knows what’s best ;).

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The turnout was amazing, although the numbers dwindled a bit yesterday.  By day 3,  I recognized all the familiar faces and felt pure delight in seeing them.  The children seemed to be having a blast, and although I don’t have the exact number, from the chain of emails exchanged, it appears that more than 30 children accepted Christ this week.  Praise God!  He undeniably touched the hearts of many and plenty of seeds were planted.  I pray that those seeds will continue to sprout on a firm foundation and receive the essential nutrients necessary for growth.

I was truly touched by the testimony of one of the members at our church, who recently shared about how “Rock the Rock” helped her family in a time of great need.  With 6 children and living on limited income, feeding them for free for a whole week and receiving packages of food afterwards meant the world to them.  A year later, they are members of our church, and every week, her passionate “AMEN!” can be heard throughout the sermon.

Church

Personally, getting to know the other members of our church on a more personal level and seeing their fervent and subservient hearts really made me re-evaluate where my heart is and what I’m doing or what I’m not doing for the kingdom of God.

The most difficult part was battling the 100+ °F Texas weather.  As luck would have it, this was the hottest week of the year so far.  To save myself from being parched, I made sure to drink water throughout the day and eat plenty of juicy fruits and vegetables.  It’s a hard life I lead ;).  Rather than cleaning and eating the produce one at a time, making a huge salad with an assortment of them to keep in the fridge all ready-to-go seemed like the smart thing to do.  I was clearly in energy-saving mode.  Drizzled with a refreshing honey orange dressing, this summer salad is sure to keep you hydrated and your skin glowing!

Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

The dressing is simple.  Place the orange in a mini food processor and blend until smooth.  Now, if you are not a fan of pulp, then you can use 3/4-1 cup of freshly squeezed juice.  Add in Greek yogurt and honey.
As for the salad, feel free to choose whatever fresh fruits and vegetables appeal to you on that particular day.  I personally think strawberries are a must!
Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

Summer Salad with Honey Orange Dressing

Ingredients

    Dressing
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Salad
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Red bell pepper
  • Craisins
  • Salted almonds (or nuts of choice..peanuts, pistachios)

Directions

  1. Blend the oranges in a mini food processor or use freshly squeezed orange juice. Add Greek yogurt and honey.
  2. Drizzle generously over salad.
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about healthy eating and cooking. I am a follower of Christ, a wife to the most wonderful man, The Hungryman, who is also my faithful taste tester and co-author of this blog. I'm also a contributor for the Healthy Aperture blog. I hope I inspire you to get in the kitchen and create nourishing meals for you and your loved ones!

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Lovely comments

  1. yum yum the dressing sounds so delicious.

  2. Min! you always surprise me with the types of salads you come up with! I mean, I’ve never thought of strawberries and broccoli in the same dish!! And then, this honey orange dressing sounds completely amazing, divine, whatever adjective that’s synonymous with delicious! Can’t wait to try the dressing. I’ll have to work up some courage for the strawberry-broccoli combination but one day, I promise I’ll try it!

    • I know strawberries and broccoli may seem like they don’t pair well, but you def need to try! The sweetness from the strawberries and the crunchiness from the broccoli make a lovely combination. Normally fruit salads in Korea are dressed in some kind of mayo dressing so I thought it would be healthier to swap with Greek yogurt ;). You can add more or less depending on your preference!

  3. Oh I love it. The perfect summer salad for company! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  4. What a fantastic church-led initiative :) It’s so great you could be involved and it sounds like it’s great not just for the children who come along, but their whole families. Also, this salad looks fantastic – what a great mix of flavours and colours!

  5. Just pinned!!

    Dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday:))

    Hugs

  6. What a fantastic mission your church has. I teach at a low income school in Indiana and I love that your church is out there reaching the kids who may never actually step foot inside a church with their parents. Definitely something I’m going to talk to my home church about.

    Found you on Let’s Get Social Sunday – I’m a new follower and I’m also pinning your salad – the dressing looks fantastic!

    • Hi Becky! Thank you so much for stopping by ;). I had NO idea that just 10 minutes from where I live, there are children who are homeless, w/o proper clothing, food, school supplies, etc..Many families came out for free meals everyday we were there, and it was such a perfect opportunity to share the Gospel with them. It truly was a blessing to see how God moved in their hearts. I can’t wait till next year! ;)

  7. Did you also add apple to this recipe? whats the white chunk in the picture?

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