June 10, 2016

Summer Salads

Summer is in full swing here in Arizona with triple digit heat. Very gross. I hope I am the only one who's body is not completely summer ready...I wish the best for you all.

But if you are in my situation, you might as well enjoy your salad.

Here are some of my favorite ways to do salads.

I mean, a serious favorite over here. This is my go to when ordering at a restaurant. A little more time consuming to re-create at home, but who can deny me some avocado and bacon on a salad? So worth it!


2. Cool Cucumber and Blue Cheese Salad
This is a very simple, very refreshing option. It is not short on flavor with the cucumber and blue cheese flavors working together in a swirl of perfection!



Ingredients:

Lettuce (chopped)
1 cucumber (peeled and sliced)
Crumbled blue cheese
Blue cheese dressing

Directions:


Toss together lettuce and cucumber. Top with blue cheese crumbles and then dressing.

Serve and enjoy immediately!

Great flavored chicken on a salad really steals my heart. Plus anyway for me to have the flavor of buffalo wings without all the calories is a win for me!


4. Tomato Salad
This one is getting me all hyped up for Italy and also reminding me that I need my body to be Italy ready...like NOW!



Ingredients:

Lettuce (chopped)
1-2 slicing tomatoes (chopped and halved)
Sprinkled/dried parmesan cheese
Italian dressing


Directions:


Layer lettuce then tomatoes and then cheese. Coat with Italian dressing (or any other of your favorite dressings. This is a really versatile salad!)

Serve and enjoy immediately!

Nothing says summer (especially here in Arizona) like the taste of citrus! This is one of those crowd pleaser salads with its taste and its beauty! Look at that color!


6. Tossed Pecan Salad
Pecans are a New Mexico staple, so for a taste of home, a salad starring pecans is just the ticket!
There are two ways I like to do my pecan salads:

one: lettuce, cheddar cheese, raw pecans, and thousand island dressing.
two: raw spinach, mozzarella cheese, pecans, and poppyseed dressing.



I mean, is there anything more quintessential than barbecue in the summertime?! I think not...so why not add that into your salad?


So lasagna isn't the healthiest thing to eat all summer in preparation for how I would like my body in photos to look in Italy. So I guess I will have to take out the noodles and make a great ricotta salad! Honestly, not a bad trade off! So yummy!

Another opportunity to use avocado on a salad! I am in! I honestly use it as the dressing and it works! If everyone is having tacos, switch yours to a salad! This is an easy and great swap.

Crisp, refreshing, and light! Everything a summer salad should be!


What are some of your favorite salads?

1 comment:

  1. I love citrus and strawberry salads! The cucumber salad sounds so good and refreshing too!

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