Essence of Summer Salad

July 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

This salad fully encapsulates the essence of summer: sweet, savory, and refreshing!  Perfect to pack for a summer beach day or to enjoy at the next BBQ.  The ingredients include watermelon and green onions, so if you love the sweet / savory combo, this one is for you!

Ingredients:

1/4 of a medium size watermelon

1 bunch of radishes or 1 large cool cucumber

1/2 cup green onions

1 bunch of fresh mint

Olive oil

Salt

*Optional for non-vegetarians: 3 slices of crisped prosciutto cut into small pieces for sprinkling (this is optional and could be eliminated for a vegetarian salad)

Directions:

I can’t make this one easier.  Chop all ingredients, mix together in a bowl, add olive oil and salt.  [Optional for non-vegetarians: Sprinkle with cut up prosciutto.]

Enjoy!!!

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Sunday at the Farmers Market

July 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

I love summer at the farmer’s market because all the most amazing fruits and veggies are in season!  Don’t even get me started on the tomatoes… AMAZING!

Here are today’s gorgeous organic finds:

Cucumber + Dill + Lemon = Yum

May 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

There is no flavor more refreshing than a cool cucumber… unless you make this cucumber + dill + lemon salad.  Start with two large cucumbers, a bunch of dill, one lemon, and salt.

Cut the cucumber into “D” shaped pieces and chop the dill (removing the tough stick parts).  Combine the cucumbers and dill in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the salad.  Salt to taste.

This makes a perfect light lunch on a hot summer day or a delightful side salad.

Orange and Green Crispy Asian Salad

May 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is a great crunchy salad that is healthy for you and tastes great.  Try mixing up the ingredients and adding mandarin oranges.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange bell pepper or about 5-6 small orange peppers, cut into the size and shape of a toothpick
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 of a cucumber (English or Japanese), cut into the size and shape of a toothpick
  • 2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into the size and shape of a toothpick
  • sesame dressing to taste
  • pepper

Directions:

1.  Cut all of the vegetables and put them in a medium-sized bowl.

2.  Add in the almonds, pepper,  and the dressing.  Toss and taste.  Add more dressing to taste.

I served this crunchy salad as a side with teriyaki pineapple veggie burgers and sweet potato fries.  It was delicious.

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