A salad Daniel himself would have loved!

Summer Breeze Salad

When it comes to holiday gatherings with my family, I’m often asked to bring some sort of salad, and it’s usually Mandarin Orange Salad. Even though it’s healthy, it does contain vinegar and a little big of sugar. Summer Breeze Salad is the Daniel Fast friendly version of my signature dish.

Summer Breeze Salad

2 cups chopped romaine lettuce, packed
2 cups spinach leaves, stems removed, torn, packed
3 clementines, peeled, separated into segments, halved (about 2 ½ cups)
½ cup sliced celery
¼ cup chopped green onions
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons raw sunflower seed kernels
Lemon-Parsley Salad Dressing (recipe below)

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, clementine segments, celery, green onions, almonds, and sunflower seed kernels. Toss, and serve with ¼ cup Lemon-Parsley Salad Dressing.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 ½ cups)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute clementines with fresh mandarin or navel oranges.
  • Another option is to use Orange-Poppy Seed Salad Dressing.
  • Use raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) instead of sunflower seeds (or use both!).

Lemon-Parsley Salad Dressing

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Place all ingredients in a glass bowl, and use a whisk to combine.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)


  1. Melony Hammond says:

    I am always looking for new receipes when we do the Daniel’s fast.

  2. Judy Smith says:

    Re Baked Oatmeal recipe: how do you suggest reheating? One recipe serves 6. I need to serve only 1. Thank you for your help.

    • Judy, the Baked Oatmeal recipe reheats very well. I would suggest cutting the oatmeal into squares and storing in the refrigerator or freezer until you need it. I usually put it in my small toaster oven for about 5-10 minutes (longer if it’s frozen).

  3. I tried your Orange-poppy Seed Salad Dressing with some addition. I added some Date Honey and I blended all the ingredients, let it rest in the fridge before serving. Oh, my…it’s so good. It gets better day after day. Thanks for the idea!

    • Great! What a good idea. Thanks for sharing!

      • O ya, I didn’t put any cinnamon in my Date Honey because I use it anywhere in my cooking (Bad me!) So, I use the dressing with Spinach-Mango-Blackberry salad topping it with chopped roasted pecan. Oh, Kristen, I felt so guilty because it’s sooo good. And I reminded myself not to make another plate because of the fast. Maybe I will eat it more and more after my fasting’s over 🙂

  4. Marilyn W. says:

    Kristen, I love your book and recipes and devotionals!!! Your videos and weekly tips and weekly prayer points are so encouraging!!! There’s soooo many recipes I want to try!!! Thanks for this additional recipe! Sounds GREAT!! God bless you!!!