Monday, April 16, 2012

Summer Salads

The onset of spring always makes me feel better. For some reason the freshness of spring always has me eating better and getting more active. I love salads and a brisk walk, but I really don’t do either during the cold months.

Last week I pulled out my favourite summer salad recipes. My favourite? Grilled balsamic chicken on loose leaf lettuce with a olive oil, balsamic & dijon dressing. Simple and delicious. I also enjoy tomatoes with cucumbers and bocconcini cheese but I prefer this with tomatoes from the garden vs. store bought {big difference in taste!}. I also love none leaf salads like… broccoli salad, taco salad, bean salad, tabbouleh salad, pasta salads and I love to experiment with new dressings. Perhaps this summer I’ll take pictures of all the salads I make. Here was my favourite summer salad from last summer… delicious.

Steak & Mushroom Salad {with creamy horseradish dressing}

roast beef salad with horse dressing

Here’s a collection I’m hoping to try this summer…

salads grilled veggies veggiebelly

salads quinoa & black bean

salad chefs salad blogsbabble

southwestern-avocado-and-black-bean-salad-paula dean

salad citrus salad sweet paul magazine

And, I really love to eat outdoors. Even though our backyard is an eye sore now, we often enjoy our dinners outside come the warm weather. Here’s a gorgeous terrace I pinned recently from Architectural Digest.

outdoors AD

What’s your favourite summer salad? Please share the recipe so I too can give it a try.

Photo Credits; veggie belly, sweet pea’s kitchen, babble, paula deen & sweet paul magazine

2 comments:

InteriorGroupie said...

Yes, salads with anything sauteed on them taste so fancy (and are soooo easy to impress with!). Lentil salad and bbq chicken quarters for me tonight!

Cre8ive Motives said...

I love me some salads. Healthy yet delicious!

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