Monday, July 1, 2013

Summertime and the Fruit and Veggies Are Yummy!


Lots of fresh fruit and veggies fill supermarket shelves and farm stands these days.

They make delicious fresh salads and snacks.



For lunch recently,  I served chopped lettuce with cold asparagus spears, left over from the previous night's supper, dried tomato strips, pieces of extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese and hard boiled eggs.



Then, the next day, we had arugula, spinach and spring lettuce with slices of cold chicken, chick peas, sliced roasted beets and fresh feta cheese, (the kind that comes swimming in a brine in a plastic container with lid.)






Desserts frequently consist of slices of melon, fresh strawberry slices and raspberries. Mmm mmm mmm

WHAT IS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SUMMER SALAD?

10 comments:

Nellie said...

Susan, these are great pictures of great food! My favorite seasonal salad is spinach with strawberries! I could eat that all day!

Bookie said...

Wilted lettuce but I have not had it for years...never could make it like my Gran could! I think I would like to eat at your house, Susan!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this all looks so yummy, Susan. I would have to say that green salad with balsamic vinegar is my favorite. I eat it sometimes when we have Italian food.

Love,
~Sheri

diane.stetson said...

I love any kind of salad..have it for lunch during the school year at least there times a week. Trader Joe's has luscious salads...I like vinegar and oil on mine..that's the best dressing.

Glenda said...

I enjoy salads, too, but my favorite is not necessarily a summer salad. We don't go to Outback Steak House often, but they have a bleu cheese/pecan chopped salad that is absolutely wonderful! They toast the pecans first, which enhances the flavor---as if pecans need any enhancement---and the salad is served with a house dressing of oil and vinegar, with just a touch of sweetness. Add a few chunks of real bleu cheese with all the veggies chopped so all the flavors meld perfectly, OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'd better stop talking about it! Your asparagus looks delicious!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I couldn't agree more! I love this time of year, the gardening, the ocean, the fresh fruits and veggies! Enjoy and thank you for sharing!

Linda O'Connell said...

I love greens and poppyseed dressing. These salads look delicious.

Chatty Crone said...

Those salads look great to me. I love a good Greek salad - with black olives and onions and a light dressing. Sandie

Susan said...

We've been enjoying fresh fruits and veggies too. I love the photos...actually, I'm drooling, XOXO

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: in summer salads are the perfect dish. I like simple salads. With fresh vegetables, tomatoes and corn. Keep in touch

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