Salad Meal Prep : Citrus, Fennel, Feta, Mint & Walnut over Greens

This salad meal prep post has been sponsored by Rubbermaid®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This delicious salad meal prep is made with citrus, fennel, feta and walnut salad is here to help you achieve your New Years goals of enjoying healthy foods! Cara cara and blood oranges highlight the amazing citrus during the winter season and pair wonderfully with the other healthy ingredients. Salad meal prep has never been easier with Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® Meal Prep Containers, available for purchase in-store at Walmart. 

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When the new year hits I know I’m really happy about a fresh start and looking forward to eating healthy and getting organized! I am a huge fan of doing salad meal prep Sunday night to have on hand for the week ahead, and since it is citrus season I made cara cara, and blood oranges the main ingredients of this salad. Citrus goes perfect with toasted walnuts, thinly sliced fennel, mint leaves, and chunks of feta over mixed greens. The salad dressing is a simple vinaigrette you can make at home with olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

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What You Will Need for This Salad 

Citrus You can use any citrus you would like, I used a combination of cara cara oranges, and blood oranges, but you could use mandarins, navel, grapefruit, etc. The citrus adds a nice pop of color to this salad and it can be stored separately than the greens in the container to keep the citrus juices from the delicate greens.

Walnuts are a great addition to salads. In addition to the nutty flavor they are also a great way to boost your antioxidants and omega-3s. Toasting the walnuts really bring out their flavor; to toast, simply heat in a pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, until fragrant and starting to brown, stirring often.

Fennel looks like a cross between an onion and celery stalk, but it doesn’t taste like ether of those foods. Instead it adds a unique anise-like flavor, and is best in this salad when thinly sliced with a mandolin or  knife.

Feta Cheese adds a bit of saltiness to this salad. I like to use a block of good quality feta and slice it into approximately 1 oz chunks.

Mint makes everything taste fresher and is a nice finishing touch on this salad!

Dressing can be homemade by combining olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. But if making homemade dressing is not your thing, feel free to use your favorite store-bought dressing. If you are bringing your salads to work, just bring the whole bottle or divide it up into little containers ahead of time.

Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® Meal Prep Containers can be purchased in-store at Walmart and are perfect for this meal prep salad and any other pre-made meal prep you do! For this salad I used the snacker version with the built in divider to keep the food fresh. Rubbermaid® also sells bowls and divided rectangle versions. I love that these containers are durable for long term use and are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.

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Meal Prep Salad with Citrus, Feta, Walnuts, Fennel and mint

This delicious salad meal prep is made with citrus, fennel, feta and walnut salad is here to help you achieve your New Years goals of enjoying healthy foods! Cara cara and blood oranges highlight the amazing citrus during the winter season and pair wonderfully with the other healthy ingredients.

Course lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, blood orage, cara cara, citrus, feta, meal prep, mint, salad, walnut
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 580 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 cara cara oranges sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 4 blood oranges sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • large handful mint sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted
  • 1/2 cup fennel thinly sliced

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Add the citrus rounds to the smaller divided section of the snacker or divided rectangle version of the Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® Meal Prep Containers. Divide the citrus rounds evenly between four different containers.

  2. In the larger divided section evenly divide the rest of the ingredients including the greens, walnuts, fennel, and mint.

  3. Make dressing by adding olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper to a jar. Secure the lid and shake vigorously until well mixed. Divide dressing into four small dressing jars/containers and add to large divided section of your meal prep container. 

  4. Put lids on your meal prep salads and refrigerate until you are ready to eat! Meal prep salads last up to 4 days. When you enjoy your salad use your fork and knife to move the citrus over to the large section and cut up feta and orange slices into smaller bite-sized pieces.

Nutrition Facts
Meal Prep Salad with Citrus, Feta, Walnuts, Fennel and mint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 331
% Daily Value*
Fat 36.8g57%
Saturated Fat 7.9g49%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 373mg16%
Potassium 879mg25%
Carbohydrates 55.6g19%
Fiber 15.9g66%
Sugar 31.3g35%
Protein 14.3g29%
Calcium 1288mg129%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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If you make any of this Salad Meal Prep with Citrus, Fennel, Feta & Walnut over Greens please share on instagram using hashtag #Rubbermaid  #rainbowdelicious & and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic salad meal prep option. So many healthy ingredients – just what I expect from a good lunch!

  2. 5 stars
    This salad is easy, delicious, and perfect for meal prep. Meals like this make it easy to stick with a healthier diet. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow! Such a great recipe for the new year; looks amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    I love this fresh idea! Your pictures are beautiful and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    This turned out to be the perfect healthy lunch for me this week! I made a few of them at the beginning of the week and I had an easy, grab and go option to take with me to work!

  6. Jere Cassidy says

    5 stars
    Love that you used fennel in the salad along with CaraCara oranges, both have such good flavors.

  7. 5 stars
    I love how minty and citrusy this salad it. A perfect Winter salad. Those containers look super handy when bringing into the office or school!

  8. Jacque Hastert says

    5 stars
    This is perfect for the upcoming spring and summertime. I love the addition of mint and citrus.

  9. 5 stars
    I would love to restart my food journey with this salad meal. It has all my favourite ingredients as well as very filling

  10. Lesli Schwartz says

    5 stars
    This is the perfect salad for me! I’m a huge fan of fennel in salads!

  11. 4 stars
    Such an easy but delicious and healthy salad recipe.
    I will definitely make this for the whole family. I love it!

  12. 5 stars
    I work from home, but I still like to prep my salads, etc (otherwise it’s too easy to procrastinate!). This will shake up my salad routine, which has become a bit dull!

  13. 5 stars
    I love citrus in my salads this time of year, and this really was a fantastic combo! It totally saved me from binge eating chips since I had it all ready to go 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    This is meal prep done beautifully! I am in love with winter citrus right now and I am always game for some nice crunchy walnuts so you are totally speaking my language with this gorgeous salad recipe!

  15. 5 stars
    I really need to get better at meal prep. My lunches are always so lame these days. This looks fantastic!!

  16. 5 stars
    Love the idea and the combo in this salad, delicious. Particularly the mint addition. Will definitely make this for my kids and my work lunch.

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