Jun 16, 2021

Summertime Salad… aka “There was a Sale on Kale”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

It’s hot in LA today and I do mean H.O.T. Translation: (No one is turning on an oven) because we’re in a major heat wave and it feels like an oven outside -so why torture ourselves and continue the heat indoors.

That being said I have a perfect recipe that requires ZERO cooking and just a bit of dicing and slicing -but not enough that you’re going to break a sweat. Soooo if you’re in the mood for a healthy and YUMMY salad.. here is a Kale concoction that I think  you will enjoy!

Summertime Kale Salad

Summertime Kale Salad

  • Organic Kale (pre washed bag) (chop in food processor)
  • Organic Persian Cucumber (1 large whole chopped)
  • Organic small Cherry Tomatoes (10-12 chopped in halves)
  • Organic Carrots (Grate 2-3)
  • Dried Cranberries (1/2 cup)
  • Sunflower Seeds Unsalted Roasted (1/2 cup)
  • Feta (1/4 to ½ cup)
  • Garbanzo Beans 1 can (rinsed in  a meshed strainer prior)  before adding to salad

Portions of each item can be increased or decreased as per your preference.

Combine all ingredients and mix together gently

 *All items listed are available from Trader Joes

Salad Dressing

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil  (1/2 cup)
  • 3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon
  • 1 T Honey

Shake in a jar until combined. Pour over salad  

Drizzle extra honey on top if desired

(Store remaining dressing in fridge)

 

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May 26, 2021

One Snappy Salad

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Memorial Day is fast approaching and I thought you might enjoy a simple and delish salad that you can whip together faster than you can snap your fingers,(hence the reason why I call it my Snappy Salad). I make this salad on repeat and have served it time and time again for friends and family. The verdict is always the same-EVERYONE LOVES it! So I feel pretty confident in sharing the recipe because it’s my fail safe-fast easy and yummy!

* All items are purchased at my neighborhood Trader Joe’s. Full Disclosure: I don’t really measure anything but eyeball how much of each item I prefer…because I’m a believer that when it comes to this Snappy Salad:

“Do as you wish and I promise it will be delish!”

Ingredients

*Use as little or as much of each item as you wish. 

  • 3 Organic Persian Cucumbers
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Organic Sugar Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Beet cut up *OR (I use Trader Joe’s Beets in Vinaigrette -It’s fantastic and I take about 5 larger pieces from  the jar and cut them into smaller  pieces then  I add to salad)
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • Sprinkle with  Traders Joe’s Roasted and Unsalted Sunflower Seeds

Dressing: 2 options:

  1. Lightly dress with  the juice contained in the Beet jar and lightly drizzle with honey OR
  2. Lightly dress with EVOO and drizzle with honey

You can serve immediately or cover and chill in fridge for later.

ENJOY!

 

 

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