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Summer is here you guys! I have to admit that I have actually been craving salad…and coming from me that is amazing! Here is how it all started...
So a few months ago I tried Mad Greens, a local Colorado restaurant chain, for the first time and…. Wow! Their Pancho Villa Salad convinced me that salad can be healthy, delicious and filling all at the same time. This is the fulfillment of having my cake and eating it too! Their Pancho Villa Salad combines baby greens, roasted corn, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and grilled citrus chicken. My favorite part of this salad is the Cilantro Chilli Lime Dressing, it is amazing! Check out the Mad Greens Menu for salad inspiration!
So this summer I am so excited to experiment with all things salad. Here are some great salads to try and tips from me to you with love! I can't wait to hear what you guys come up with!
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Street Corn is an amazing summer staple food in my family. This salad below is based off of the Mexican Street Corn dish and I can't wait to try it! I am thinking that I will make a Chipotle Cilantro Lime Dressing to go with! I have found that combining sour cream, salt, lime juice, chipotle and cilatro with a little water for consistency makes a delicious salad topper.
Strawberry Watermelon Caprese Salad
Yes to watermelon and salads! Once I tried a watermelon, mint, feta salad while traveling and it was honestly incredible!
- 6 Watermelon triangles, about 1" thick
- 9 Slices fresh mozzarella, about ½" thick
- 8 Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- ½ Cup torn fresh basil leaves
- Salt and pepper
- 1-2 Tablespoons balsamic glace
- Arrange watermelon and mozzarella slices on a large plate, overlapping in rows.
- Top with strawberries and basil leaves.
- Generously season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle balsamic glace over salad.
Lentil Sun-Dried Tomato Salad
I love salads loaded with grains, beans or lentils. I have even added cooked Millet to salad when I had no Quinoa! The possibilities are endless.
- 2 cups cooked lentils
- 1 jar sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil sliced (about 8.5 ounces)
- 1 cup parsley chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, including the olive oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes
- Enjoy immediately or chill until ready to serve!
Strawberry Fields Salad
Who would have ever though that mixing fruit with salad could be so good?! Yes to fruit and feta, its a winning combination!
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know what salads you have tried and loved or tried and wont be repeating! I can't wait to hear from you and get some more tips on great ways to dress up the greens!
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