Category Archives: Salads and Dressings

Caprese Salad

Fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella…three of my favorite things to eat, in one great salad…Caprese Salad! It makes a nice lunch or light dinner. And in the summer, if you have a garden and grow tomatoes and basil, it’s so nice to be able to go out to your backyard and pick your meal fresh from the garden! Here’s a gardening tip too: instead of using bug sprays on your tomato or basil plants, plant big bunches of marigolds near them—I’ve found that marigolds are great at helping to keep the bugs away!

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Apple-Carrot Coleslaw

Are you a fan a coleslaw like I am? I thought it would be fun to try a seasonal version of it—with apples and some extra carrots added in. And I made it the super-easy way—I used a 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix and I used pre-shredded carrots on top of that! It sure can’t get any easier than that, right?

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Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cheese Salad

I have to admit, I’m not very good about eating all the veggies I should, especially raw veggies. But recipes like this make it easier for me! The ingredients in this Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Cheese Salad are coated with a simple dressing that’s sweetened with honey. In addition to the broccoli and cauliflower, there’s also some red onion, bacon, sunflower kernels, two cheeses, and some raisins, too, if you want.

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Edamame Snap Pea Salad

If you like healthy veggie salads, this Edamame Snap Pea Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is a great one to try! It’s a slightly crunchy, tangy salad mix of edamame and sugar snap peas, coated with a delicious Sesame Vinaigrette. If you aren’t familiar with edamame, it’s another word for green soybeans (I’ve heard it’s best to use non-GMO edamame.)

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Summer Fruit Salad

One of the things I love best about summer is all the fresh fruit of the season, especially berries of all kinds. And this is a great fruit salad to make in the summertime because it has blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries…mixed in with lots of other delicious, colorful fruit! This salad also has some canned pineapple chunks and it’s sweetened with the pineapple juice from the can. So there’s no extra sugar, and I think the sweetness is just right. I love all the colors in this fruit salad—it’s so bright and summery!

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