Florida Summer Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #27

 

Since I have saved my tomatoes from the hungry birds, it is time to enjoy them! Add in some Florida cucumber, green beans, and red onion, and you have a refreshing and hydrating salad on a muggy summer day. Vitamin C, B, and K are a few of the main nutrients your body will be loving!

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Florida Summer Salad

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped

  • 1 cup cut green beans (about 1/2″ pieces)

  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic (you can make your own pre-made minced garlic)

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar of your choice

  • 2 teaspoons of clean oil (olive, coconut, or nut oil)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Place vinegar, oil, and garlic into a large bowl and stir. Place in veggies and parsley. Add salt and pepper. Gently stir to combine. Eat alone or serve with lettuce cups, over your favorite greens, with grilled chicken, or mixed with quinoa or brown rice.

 

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #26

 

When one picks 13 lbs of blueberries, one must be creative with utilizing them! After blueberry pancakes, parfaits, and just good ol’ handfuls of berries, I used some of our blueberries to incorporate a natural sweetness into a spinach salad. With their high levels of vitamin K (bone health), vitamin C (fighting those colds), manganese (blood sugar control, bone and skin health), copper (antioxidant and energy support) and fiber (cholesterol and blood sugar control), these berries are a great sweet treat with great benefits!

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Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup cashew cream

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2-3 Tablespoons oil (extra virgin olive or nut)

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons dried italian seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper to taste

    For the Salad:

  • 6 cups fresh spinach

  • 1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1″ pieces

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

  • Creamy Balsamic dressing

  • 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped 

Place spinach, basil, and green beans into a bowl and toss. Divide among 4 plates. Place blueberries and almonds on top of salad, and then drizzle with dressing. 

 

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw