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Salad Days

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Above: Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad (my fave!) by Love & Lemons

It’s mid-July, the weather is heating up, and all we want for dinner is salad. It’s just too darned hot for anything else. We’ve been making all of our summer favorites, but I thought it would be fun to try something new. So I thought today, we’d look at a few interesting twists on classic salads that I can’t wait to try. They run the gamut from healthy to un, but they all look fantastic to me!

Tomato & Watermelon Salad by Woman’s Day
Charred Corn Salad by Country Living
Grilled Caesar Salad by Cooking Classy
Bloody Mary Pasta Salad by Delish
Fig Caprese Salad by Bon Appétit
Sesame Cucumber Salad by GH
Grain Salad with Asparagus & Meyer Lemon by The Kitchn
Salmon Niçoise Salad by Bon Appétit
Mexican Corn and Bean Salad by The Café Sucré Farine
Roasted Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad by Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Summertime Greek Pasta Salad by Aberdeen’s Kitchen
Sesame Slaw With Edamame by Budget Bytes
Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches by Delish
Sweet Pickle Potato Salad by Epicurious
Blackberry Goat Cheese Salad by The Modern Proper

Epilogue: thus far, we have made the salmon nicoise and the roasted asparagus and goat cheese. They were both magnificent!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

23 thoughts on “Salad Days

  1. These are definitely more than the usual “rabbit food”. They all look delicious.

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  2. Yummy! Salad is one of the best things about summer.

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  3. Mmmmm – another great post but now I am
    Hungry for salad

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    • Thank you! I’m having trouble deciding which one to make first…

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      • We had the Salmon Niçoise Salad tonight, and it was fantastic! Next time I would halve the shallots, but otherwise, perfection.

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      • Mmmm -sounds yum – and now that you mention it – I realize I have not had shallots in a while – oh and yesterday we had a unique version of a watermelon chicken salad –

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      • That sounds amazing! Would love the recipe is you want to share (I will only be eating salads until further notice: the weather said it felt like 99 degrees today, and I didn’t disagree.)

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      • oh I know – hot here too
        __
        and my husband usually makes one large salad a day
        Funny story was he got the idea from Mark’s Daily Apple and for the longest time I thought it was called a “Big “S” Salad” – but it was big ass salad – hahaha

        so his daly salads vary according to what is available – sometimes we grow a few veggies –
        but the salad base can be anything from arugula to spinach to spring mixes
        then he makes a great balsamic and vinegarette dressing – we keep a variety of nuts around and so anything from pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and toasted almonds Then we love chicken thighs and usually have those pre-cooked – add some pieces of chick, avocado often, berries (right now we are getting some wild – there is a field two miles from here – that is work but also fun to forage)
        or frozen thawed berries – and then recently – cubes of watermelon – mmm
        so it has texture, church, tart, smooth, crunchy, acidic, etc.
        I will try and remember to come back and share a photo of one of his salads…

        goodness – I sure did ramble – I guess salad can be so exciting – esp with the heat

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      • We have almond those things! Sounds awesome. I know what’s for dinner….

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  4. I love eating salads in the summer and I love to throw fruit into the mix. I have actually been craving a fig caprese salad and have my fingers crossed I will be able to snag some figs this year.

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  5. Yes! Perfect for this heat we are having to endure.

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  6. I try to have at least one salad every week. I love salads. I will try a few in the today’s post. I do have a new Fig tree in my yard now. Hope to have a crop next year. Hal

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