Fruit Salad…Without the Fruit

Do you ever have those days where you buy lettuce with the full intention of making a salad, but by the time you get around to making it, it’s just not that appetizing anymore? Many a lettuce heads have gone bad because I couldn’t eat another boring salad…

However, the other day when I was pantry-diving, like I mention here, I found a can of mandarin oranges along with some almonds. Light bulb! I made my own version of a fruit salad…sans most of the fruit. 🙂 Liven up your salad and get your taste buds going with this citrus-y combo! I promise it won’t disappoint.

Salad

  • 1 bag mixed leafy greens
  • 1 small can of mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Handful of snow peas or sugar snap peas, cut in half

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice (trust me on this one)
  • 1/4 cup juice from the can of mandarin oranges
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Mix the dressing together in a small bowl, then toss with all of the salad ingredients.

I like my salads chopped, so I put everything in my chopper – dressing ingredients included – and mix/chopped it all up. Super simple guys.

“But wait, there’s more!” Check out our other sultry salads to get out of your bland salad rut.

Mandarin Salad

Happy Eating, XO.

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Patriotic Summer Salad

Ok guys, it’s theme party time – everything red, white, and blue! I’m a total sucker for these kinds of parties and love creating new recipes for them. Usually I would do some kind of cupcake, but those are sooo last year. (Although, I’ll never rule them out completely. Cupcakes hold a special place in my heart. Cupcakes forever!) Anyway, rather than putting out a boring ol’ salad – lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes – show some USA spirit with this fruity patriotic salad.

Salad

  • 1 bag of mixed greens (or spinach, whatever your choice of greens are)
  • 2 cups of chopped strawberries
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 tbsp herb mixture or just a salt and pepper mix

Toss the salad and mix the dressing separately. Pour the dressing on right before serving.

Patriotic summer salad

 

Happy Eating (and Happy 4th of July!), XO.