Happy Memorial Day! This week, I am focusing on my favorite summer salads. The weather is starting to get steamy and the last thing I want to do is heat up the house with the oven. This time of the year, we tend to eat quite a few salads for dinner. During the summer months, fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful, so take advantage of it and fill your plate with Mother Nature’s bounty!
Next up is one of the prettiest salads I’ve ever made. It is so good, you almost forget that it’s good for you. If you don’t have a spiralizer, but you’ve thought about getting one, this is the one I have: 5 Blade Spiralizer. It is under $30 and works like a charm.
This summer salad has been all over the place. Huffington Post Canada featured it as well as Shape Magazine online. It’s definitely the popular girl at the party.
Some of you might not have ever heard of this salad. I hadn’t until I was in my 20’s and a friend in Brooklyn introduced me to it. It is the most fresh tasting, summery bite you’ll ever have. It is seriously addicting.
This salad is great as a weekday lunch or made into a gorgeous platter for dinner. I’ve also made the chicken and taken the salad components, without the lettuce, and served it over couscous for dinner.
Finally, I’m wrapping up the summer salads roundup with this chicken salad. This is another recipe that I made for a client (not the same client) Every Single Week for a year. I asked her if she ever got tired of it and she looked me right in the face as if I was off my rocker and said “NO!”. She was a pistol.
HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY!