A light salad is the perfect meal for summer. You may be confused how tuna and strawberries come together (as I was initially). The secret is in the salad dressing or vinaigrette.
Really the key to assembling a tasty veggie treat is to be true to your flavor profile. You can’t go wrong if you put your favorites into a bowl and toss.
What is your favorite salad in summer or otherwise?
Absolutely delicious cucumber salad with only three main ingredients (plus the dressing). Whips up in 15 minutes and you can serve as a garnish or side. Feel free to toss in any favorites — I’m contemplating mixing in sesame seeds and feta with the leftovers. The longer you let the dressing marinate, the better the taste!
The axiom, “you are what you eat”, may be true, but another truism I’ve discovered is that you are influenced by what (and how) your friend’s eat. Lately, since mine are heading into the mid/late 30s, healthy eating has become our focus. Several friends are also now certified Zumba instructors which means instead of lunch, we work out together at least once a week.
And several others, like me for 2014, are veggie conscious. This crunchy quinoa salad with ginger dressing was popular at our last ladies’ night in.
The Lime Chili cashews raised the Thai inspired flavors another notch. I’ve made it twice already, once with tuna, and once with chickpeas in place of edamame. Surely there will be many more variations to come! Let me know if you try it and how you add your own special touch.