Summer salad

Advantage of the warmer weather is eating salads more than any other meal.  What I’ve learned over the years, though, is how to make them fun.  And when a salad is fun to eat, it makes it even more delicious and healthy at the same time.

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The first trick to making a salad more fun is to first gather as many vegetables as you can find and then chop them as small as possible.  That way, you get a bit of everything with each bite.  I try to cut everything small enough to use a spoon, but sometimes my patience does not allow that much precision.  Secondly, I add as many “fun stuff” as possible. This provides the salad with different tastes and textures. Lastly, the salad is tossed very thoroughly before adding a delicious and healthful dressing and mixing again.  The ending result is my dinner of choice just about every night. The ending result is a giant salad, but it’s filling without being heavy.  And that is the perfect feeling to have when you go outside to trim overgrown bushes immediately following dinner.

Welcome Summer Salad

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I used:

  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • tomatoes
  • cheese
  • black olives
  • sunflower oil
  • lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Chop all ingredients, combine in a large bowl and toss until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

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As dessert I served some delicious blackberries.

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Dinner is going to be sooo good!