Friday, August 5, 2011

Easy Summer Salad

Easy Summer Salad
Easy Summer Salad
Easy Summer Salad
A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I headed to our friends' beach house. It was a gorgeous day. We sat on their patio for hours taking in the ocean view. Even though that experience was glorious we couldn't stop thinking about the healthy and refreshing salad we were served for lunch. It was such a treat that we couldn't wait to put together the ingredients and we've literally been enjoying it for lunch every day since. I call this easy because it doesn't require any measurements and can work with many different combinations of ingredients. I like to add fresh fruit and avocado for more texture. Here's what we use to make a large bowl:

Mache lettuce
Arugula
BBQ chicken (we usually cook it the night before)
Roasted Unsalted Almonds (chopped)
Pistachios
Blueberries
Avocado
Parmesan Cheese (we buy the block and cut into cubes)
Lemon & Extra Virgin Olive Oil dressing (1 lemon and equal parts olive oil)
Pepper

Play around with with the amounts to suit your taste. Mix and serve!

33 comments:

Rosie said...

I definitely have to try out this recipe, thanks for sharing!

Josie said...

Mmmm, summer salads are the best! This one sounds amazing.
xo Josie
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Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane said...

I need new and fun ways to spice up my salads, this sounds perfect. Thank you! Xo

Emily said...

I bet the blueberries make that salad. YUM

Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

Blue said...

never considered putting blueberries in a salad, now I will!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Perfect summer meal! Need to try it ;)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Minnie and Daisy said...

I enjoy all your recipes, because they always look so delicious and fresh! Yummy! Have to try this one!

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Anna said...

I`ll skip the chicken and make myself this salad for lunch! Looks delicious!

Natalie Suarez said...

YUM! love it :)

xx

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Dancing Branflake said...

I am on a salad kick right now and this sounds so perfectly good. Thanks!

Kate said...

Avocado in salad is the BEST. Love that it means you don't even need salad dressing, just a bit of olive oil & there is still so much flavor & creaminess! Yum!

sara tee said...

this looks so light and refreshing. perfect summery meal (:

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Carla McCarthy said...

I'm into salads. I'll love to try this one with some blueberries!
Great for the summer time in florida!

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Belle de Couture said...

MMMmmm, looks absolutely delicious! :)

xx
Jen

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Collections said...

That looks so delicious!

Fashionable Collections

Kristin said...

Yummy!!! This looks amazing. I'll be trying this!

Fashion & Food

CessOviedo said...

Mmm sounds and looks delish and super easy, I love pistachios have to try it! Happy friday!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

MICHELLE said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect. I love the savory and sweet mixed together!

Samia {Burrs & Berries} said...

Looks so utterly delicious and refreshing! Adore experimenting with salads, adding fruits and nuts for flavour. xo

r's adventures said...

yum! i'm usually not a salad kind of girl but this has me changing my mind!

Ambyr said...

Yum this looks delish! I love that you use the block parmesan, such a good idea.

xoxo
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Anna said...

Mhmm, i've got fresh blueberries at the moment and have been look for the perfect salad to make with them - and you provided! thank you!!

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Linka said...

That looks delicious! Your Kale smoothie is a BIG hit in my house so now I must give this a try. Thanks for the recipe!

The.Red.See said...

Yum looks delicious! I just bought some blueberries today, think this will be for lunch tomorrow!

CUP OF COUPLE said...

mmmm yummy yummy!

x
Mike

Sari said...

nom nom nom looks delicious!

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Nicole said...

I love summer salads!

Kisses from Hong Kong,
Nicole

The Doctor's Closet said...

This salad looks amazing!!! i'm going to def try it!!!

xo

Grace said...

MMhmm, looks so good - thanks for the recipe!

xx Grace
Dream-Boating

Leslie Christen | LifeStyling said...

i want to make this right now!

ox Leslie

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Maggie ☮ said...

that looks absolutely delicious :)

sherri lynn said...

This sounds delicious! I love a good summer salad

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