6/05/2012

The Perfect Summer Salad

To me, there is nothing better than eating a fresh, crisp salad on a hot summer day or a warm summer night. This is my absolute most favorite summer salad. I love it so much that this is actually the second time I have blogged about it. I have updated the salad a bit, so I thought I would do a little rewind...


Once you have all of the ingredients together, this salad + the dressing takes about 3 minutes to make. So be ready...


Here is what you need and what to do:

A few handfuls of your favorite greens (I like organic spinach and mixed greens)
1/2 of an avocado, diced
The segments of 1 orange + the juice
1/3 cup of fresh blueberries
Handful of chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
1/3 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced
Crumbled feta cheese
1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil


Segment the orange over a large bowl. Then, squeeze the juice into the bowl. Add the diced avocado and stir. The orange juice will keep the avocado from turning brown. Add the mixed greens, cheese, nuts, blueberries, strawberries and olive oil. Toss the salad. The olive oil will combine with the orange juice to form a light dressing. I love that about this salad! If you wanted the dressing on the side, simply combine the orange juice and olive oil in a separate bowl. I often add grilled chicken or tilapia to the salad, but it tastes wonderful on its own.

Let me know if you make it!

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14 comments:

  1. Yum! I have to remember to use fruit more in salad! This looks so refreshing and summery. I will definitely be making it! ( :

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  2. I WILL be making this. Looks soo good. Thanks Tiffany!

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  3. YUMMY!I am definitely making this one!

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  4. Pinning! Love fruity summer salads!

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  5. This looks amaaaazing and so refreshing!! So glad our Farmer's Market starts today...I need to recreate this!

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  6. Beautiful, yummy and sooo pinnable! Gorgeous pictures Tiffany, what a great "ladies luncheon" salad, have to keep this one handy.

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  7. My go-to summer salad involves camembert (or goat cheese), strawberries, spinach and toasted almonds. THIS is a wonderful alternative. I will FOR SURE try it

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  8. oh so yummy love all the awesome ingredients come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/06/family-picnic-and-recipe-for-picnic.html

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  9. Nothing better than a fresh summer salad! Looks delicious.

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  10. This looks as amazing as I am sure it tastes! I love fresh fruit and Summer salads!!

    Laura
    brightboldbeautiful.com

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  11. yummmmy this looks sooo delishh
    xx

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