Superfood: Summer Quinoa Salad

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Summer Quinoa Salad

  Summer Quinoa Salad for a Refreshing Dinner With summer starting up, it’s time to start thinking about cool meals that are easy to prepare and that don’t heat up the kitchen.  I love to combine several superfoods (check out my Superfoods post!) into one easy salad that takes mere minutes to get ready and leaves me with more than one meal to eat.  A few simple ingredients is all it takes to have a perfect, balanced Summer Quinoa Salad {Read More}

Summery Caprese Salad

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Caprese Salad

  Summery Caprese Salad in an Instant Few summer salads are as refreshing and beautiful on the table as a Caprese Salad.  Bright with the colors of beautiful tomatoes and fresh, crisp basil, it’s a beautiful combination in the bowl and on your plate, but it’s an even better blend of bold, spicy, and mild on your tongue.  I grow a variety of tomatoes in my garden just for this salad, to see all of the colors and flavors come {Read More}

Tomato Avocado Salad

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Tomato Avocado Salad

  Summertime Tomato Avocado Salad Summertime brings a bevy of vegetables to farmer’s markets and grocery stores, as well as our own backyard gardens.  That’s when I hunt for perfectly ripe avocados and make Tomato Avocado Salad.  Tomato Avocado Salad is a simple salad that has a wide variety of textures and flavors, making it a party in your mouth.  I make it while I have my main dish on the grill, as it only takes about 5 minutes to {Read More}

Strawberry Kale Salad

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Strawberry Kale Salad

  Summertime Strawberry Kale Salad Summer is here and that means fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables.  For my family, that means a lot more kale in our diet and Strawberry Kale Salad on our plates.  If you’ve never tried kale, it’s an amazing green that has a bit of a bite to it, a crisp and chewy texture, and since it’s a dark green, there are loads of nutrients in it.  (But you don’t have to tell your kids that!) {Read More}

Summertime Salad for a Hot Summer’s Night

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Summertime Salad Main

  Summertime Salad the RIGHT Way! Salads are an amazing addition to anyone’s diet, but nutritionists will tell you that they can be the pitfall of your diet too.  Many people put all the wrong things on their salad, then drown it in high calorie, low nutrition dressing.  I normally avoid those pitfalls with a variety of lettuces, a ton of veggies, and sometimes fruits and nuts in my Summertime Salad.  I also tend to make my own dressings, sticking {Read More}

Chopped Salad

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Chopped Salad

  A Beautiful Summer Chopped Salad Chopped Salad is one of the wonderful little summer salad miracles that I love to bring out for family and friends.  The ingredients are interchangeable for whatever is in season, and with a  few basics that are available year round, this salad is perfect with a meal or as a meal.  This is one of the rare salads I make homemade croutons to go with, and a tasty garlic parmesan crouton is perfect!  So {Read More}

Fresh Tortellini Salad

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Tortellini Salad

Fresh Tortellini Salad for Summertime Anytime Fresh Tortellini Salad is a great way to bring summertime to your table no matter what season you are in. This is a family favorite not only for weeknight dinners but also for big family gatherings too!  It’s simple to make, pretty inexpensive, and a great way to use up fresh veggies from the salad drawer when you don’t quite have enough for a big green salad.  My kids love Tortellini Salad because they {Read More}

Figure Friendly Friday ~ Refreshing Quinoa Salad

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Refreshing Quinoa Salad Main

  Refreshing Quinoa Salad ~ Delicious and Beautiful I love salads made from grains, so it was pretty natural of me to make a Refreshing Quinoa Salad.  A quick trip around the produce department at my favorite grocery store, and I had a few tasty treats to add to my basic grain.  But what is quinoa?  It’s an ancient seed, that’s not a true grain, that was cultivated about 5000 years ago in the Andean region of South America.  Pronounced {Read More}

Figure Friendly Friday ~ Summertime Salad, Perfect for a Hot Summer’s Night

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Summertime Salad Main

  Summertime Salad the RIGHT Way! Salads are an amazing addition to anyone’s diet, but nutritionists will tell you that they can be the pitfall of your diet too.  Many people put all the wrong things on their salad, then drown it in high calorie, low nutrition dressing.  I normally avoid those pitfalls with a variety of lettuces, a ton of veggies, and sometimes fruits and nuts in my Summertime Salad.  I also tend to make my own dressings, sticking {Read More}

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