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Creamy Citrus Dressing + Seared Pineapple Salad - a light and refreshing summer salad with the most delicious citrus dressing! #vegan #whole30 #paleo #salad

Creamy Citrus Dressing + Grilled Pineapple Salad

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy Citrus Dressing + Grilled Pineapple Salad – A sweet and delicious dressing and summer salad!



Citrus Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Califia unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons minced shallots
  • pinch of salt


  • 4 slices pineapple
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 corn on the cob*
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 23 cups fresh mixed greens


  1. Combine Dressing ingredients in mason jar and combine with immersion blender.
  2. Heat grill to medium high/high heat (ensure grates are clean).
  3. Lightly brush pineapple with olive oil.
  4. Sear pineapple on direct heat (directly over flame) for 2 minutes a side.
  5. Cook corn on the cob over direct heat for 5 minutes a side.
  6. Once seared, remove pineapple.
  7. Once corn is slightly charred, remove and (once cooled) cut off the charred kernels from the cob.
  8. Take 2 salad bowls and fill with mixed greens.
  9. Add 2 slices of grilled pineapple and then continue to split the remaining salad ingredients (corn, pepitas, blueberries and avocado) between the two bowls.
  10. Drizzle with as much dressing as desired.
  11. Enjoy.


  • Feel free to simply sear your pineapple and corn in a cast iron skillet, if desired.  Heat skillet to high heat, at a drizzle of olive oil to the pan and then add pineapple.  Sear on both sides. Remove from pan and add a bit more olive oil.  Add corn kernels to pan and move around until they start to char.
  • Whole30/Paleo: omit the corn to make this Whole30/Paleo compatible.