fresh & delicious {salad recipes}

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I'm a salad girl, I got it honest.  My grandpa makes the best salads ever, a fact every person in my family can agree with.  I had a good teacher; and I throughly enjoy creating new & delicious salads for my husband and friends which everyone seems to enjoy.

And while I love a big green lettuce salad [with as many toppings as possible] lately I have been making salads without all the leafy greens.  Here are few of my favorites:

Black Bean Avocado -- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained, handful of diced red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, and one avocado diced.  Sprinkle with salt, the juice of a lemon and lots of fresh cilantro, and enjoy.

Mango Cilantro Slaw -- 1 container green & purple cabbage chopped, 1 mango* diced, sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar and the juice of 2 limes.  Let marinate in fridge for at least 30 minutes, top with lots of fresh cilantro and enjoy.

Greek Salad -- chop 1 green pepper, yellow pepper, and cucumber in to chunks,  add half thinly slice red onion, handful of kalamata olives, and halved cherry tomatoes.  Load the top with crumbled feta, a sprinkle of salt & pepper, and a drizzle of red wine vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.  Mix together and add pepperonici if desired.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and enjoy.

Like all recipes I believe you can adapt them to your liking, adding something subtracting another-- make it your own! I always do.  I like to use as fresh, good quality ingredients whenever I can-- but you better believe I buy pre chopped mango*, prepackaged cabbage mix, and canned beans.    I usually prefer these as side dishes and big lettuce loaded salads for meals, but anything can be a meal if you eat enough of it, amiright?!  Enjoy!!

So what are some of your favorites? I would love to hear what kind of creations you make!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your Grandpa's secret recipe! ;) I think I'll take this to our family Easter dinner this weekend. Yumm!