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JR says ...
My favorite go-to salad is arugula, leftover grilled/roasted veggies/fruit (right now I can't get enough of the combination of grilled corn and grilled peaches!), tomatoes and basil from the backyard, and avocado. No dressing needed--the juices from the veggies and fruit combined with the cream avocado are all I need!
07/03/2013 11:01:11 PM CDT
Carol Evans says ...
Great Meal Salad: 2 c arugula, 2 c fennel slices, 6 radishes sliced, 1/2 c fresh pitted halved cherries, 4 slices flaked smoked salmon, lemon juice/olive oil dressing, salt, pepper and fresh oregano. Layer and dress with OO/lemon dressing.
07/04/2013 9:12:07 AM CDT
Jamie Dunn says ...
A salad that makes a great meal! A spicier twist on a salmon cobb.. Mixed baby greens, red onion thinly sliced, grape tomatoes halved, chopped avocado, bell pepper thinly sliced, shredded carrot, sliced hard-boiled egg, crumbled bacon, salmon filet Topped with fresh salsa and/or a dressing of lemon/lime juice with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh pepper
07/04/2013 2:00:57 PM CDT
Sharon Kay says ...
I have just started eating broccoli slaw, shredded brussel sprouts, radicchio and kale with toasted pumpkin seeds and cranberries on top. sometime I add chicken but more often than not I eat the salad without the chicken (it's very filling) with some poppy seed dressing or a balsamic dressing
07/05/2013 9:46:47 AM CDT
Suzanne says ...
My go to summer salad consists of a mix of green leaf lettuce and baby spinach, cubed avocado, shredded carrots and parmesan with the simple salad dressing my grandmother used to make. (Olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, salt and pepper)
07/05/2013 9:39:06 PM CDT
Kim L says ...
I pile in lots of colorful veggies, fruits and nuts into my salads. Sometimes I add chicken and mangos (when they're in season).
07/06/2013 12:54:13 PM CDT
Tiffany says ...
I love Caesar salads! I like it with romaine lettuce, homemade Caesar dressing, homemade crispy croutons and parmesan cheese! Most of the time I will add some grilled chicken or fried up bacon pieces plus a poached egg!
07/07/2013 4:05:00 AM CDT
Dana Gutierrez says ...
Organic mixed greens & kale + organic strawberries + organic blueberries + organic pineapple + sunflower seeds + dressing (drizzle maple syrup and melted coconut oil). This salad makes an excellent breakfast!!
07/07/2013 1:06:32 PM CDT
Jenn Lewis says ...
Favorite salad of the Summer: Purple Cabbage, shredded Carrots, edamame, and Tofu, dressed with Bragg's Amino Acids, garlic, ginger and cilantro
07/07/2013 1:20:48 PM CDT
Milena Donovan says ...
My summer salad has been thinly sliced hand rubbed (1) kale with a variety of mixed cooked (2) grains (quinoa, bulgur etc...)sliced raw (3) veggies (peppers, zucchini - what ever you like) . mix cooked grains with rubbed kale and veggies and lightly dress with your favourite dressing. It can sit sit dressed overnight and remain fresh. I use: 1/3 c orange concentrate, 1/3 c rice wine vinegar 1/2 c olive oil 1/2 tsp dijon to taste salt & pepper (if I have an avocado I will whirl it in the processor with the other dressing ingredients)
07/07/2013 2:24:05 PM CDT
Dave F. says ...
The best salad is a wedge of iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing.
07/07/2013 3:32:49 PM CDT
David says ...
Spinach, roasted beets, chicken, bleu cheese, walnuts, and yuzu dressing
07/07/2013 8:34:31 PM CDT
Hannah says ...
I like to start with a blend of baby spinach and summery favorites like arugula and baby red chard. Then add some garlic-grilled chicken and onions to the mix. Almond slivers and sunflower seeds add protein and crunch, and garden-fresh cucumbers give a great summery flavor. Top it off with some sprigs of fresh basil, maple balsamic vinaigrette, and feta cheese, and I've got a mouth-watering summer meal! I like mine with chilled sparkling rose wine. :)
07/08/2013 10:31:31 AM CDT
Sonia says ...
Baby spinach, toasted pecans, cranberries, goat cheese and red wine vinagrette!
07/08/2013 11:16:56 AM CDT
Yifat says ...
Kale, Arugula, Green Apple, Beets, Green onion, Cilantro, Mint and Pumpkin Seeds. as for the dressing - Apple vinegar and olive oil.
07/08/2013 11:42:37 AM CDT
Jennifer Crowe says ...
My husband would never eat salad and if he did, it was iceberg lettuce and some tomato drowned in ranch dressing. Once our daughter was born, I had to get creative so he could help show her healthy eating habits. This simple recipe has made my husband and my daughter salad eaters! I mix the good-for-you spring greens with the romaine he likes, diced cucumber, red and orange peppers, shredded carrots and purple cabbage, sliced grapes and grape tomatoes, and toasted walnuts or pine nuts. I also like adding a bit of sweet corn and any kind of bean -- kidney, cannellini, black. The more things in it the better. But the key is the homemade vinaigrette dressing -- seasoned rice vinegar, dried thyme and basil, dijon, a good quality extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper -- and dressing the salad before serving. If it's dressed and ready to go, everyone just digs in! And skips the ranch dressing! Victory!
07/08/2013 11:58:05 AM CDT
Donatello says ...
I like Beef Tomatomates moved with cherrytomatoes, red onion , basil, lettuce black pitted olives ,cucumber finished with Mozzarella ball halves. Dresses red wine Vinedar & Rosemary olive oil.
07/08/2013 12:42:06 PM CDT
karen marinoni says ...
Worlds best spinach salad 1 box spinach leaves 3 green onions - chopped 1 cup tart dried cherries 1 granny Smith apple -chopped 1 cup fresh feta cheese -diced
07/08/2013 2:35:32 PM CDT
karen marinoni says ...
Smoked salmon salad 1 box spring mix salad greens 1 pkg smoked salmon -4 oz sliced roasted red pepper- cut in thin strips 1 cucumber peled,seeded,sliced 1 cup pittede nicoise black olives 2 slices red onions- cut in rings and halved 1 gost cheese log- crumbled
07/08/2013 2:47:56 PM CDT
Amy Brown says ...
Torn kale, dried cranberries, pine nuts, shredded Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinaigrette.
07/08/2013 3:48:27 PM CDT
Kat says ...
My favorite summer salad these days is: cucumber, tomato, red onion, minced garlic, white balsamic vinaigrette, parsley
07/08/2013 7:54:05 PM CDT
karen marinoni says ...
Worlds greatest spinach salad baby spinach leaves- 5 oz 3 sliced green onions 1 Granny smith apple- Peeled and chopped 2 cups red seedless grapes- halved 1 cup red sour cherries-dried 1 cup fresh deli feta cheese
07/09/2013 7:38:44 AM CDT
Amy Parks says ...
My awesome salad has baby spinach, arugula, sweet corn, black beans, avocado, grilled shrimp, crushed gluten free crackers for crunch and dress it with lime vinaigrette
07/09/2013 6:57:31 PM CDT
DK says ...
Tabbouleh with a modern twist. The trick to this is to use the freshest of ingredients. Dice heirloom tomatoes, organic red onions, and organic italian parsley. Mix in bulgur, extra virgin olive oil, and freshly squeezed organic lemon juice, with some salt and black pepper. For an even healthier alternative you can replace bulgur with quinoa and use extra virgin light olive oil. Let the tabbouleh sit for at least two hours so the bulgur (or quinoa) has time to absorb the liquid. This will prevent the grain from becoming crunchy and allows the flavors to be enhanced. Method 1) For decoration deseed a long english cucumber and place the tabbouleh into the "boat-like" cucumber. Drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil on the surface of the plate and place a mint leaf on top. Use four Kalamata olives on each corner of the plate. Method 2) Take a tablespoon of tabbouleh and place it in a grape leaf. Then wrap the leaf and cool for a few hours to allow the flavors to cultivate. The acidity of the lemon juice will bring together the other flavors. Serve these "salad dolmas" in a group of three on top a piece of lettuce for decoration. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.
07/10/2013 3:01:25 AM CDT
Elisa says ...
I just found what may be my new favorite early summer salad. Place cooked quinoa on a bed of baby spinach or arugula that's been dressed in a homemade olive oil-balsamic dressing. Top with blueberries and pistachios and drizzle a little more dressing on top. Add a bit of cheese (goat, feta, blue) or for a vegan salad, just a dusting of Maldon to get a salty flavor. I love the combination of sweet blueberries, a little umami from the nuts, and salty cheese/Maldon!
07/10/2013 7:53:08 AM CDT

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