Monday, July 26, 2010

Taste of Summer






Here is a simple salad when cooking for one in the summer heat. I personally come home from work famished and this salad is sweet, crispy, and filling when you add chicken (try shredding a rotisserie or even pre-made Short Cuts by Purdue)


*Lettuce (from a bag obvi, I LOVE Butter Lettuce)

*Green Grapes (cut in half)

*Walnuts (or any other nut you prefer, try the candied nuts you can buy from Emerald in your local grocery store, or make them yourself using a recipe such as this one)

*Craisins

*Chicken

*Strawberry Vinaigrette (or any fruity dressing)

*Splash of Balsamic Vinegar


The mixture of the salty nuts, sweet grapes, crispy lettuce, and tangy craisins simply tastes like summer, not to mention the bright colors which studies say help you enjoy a meal more and make you feel more satisfied when finished!

11 comments:

dating diva said...

This looks perfect for summer!

xx,
Delilah

LaNeshe said...

That does look good. Definitely summer flavors.

Jill said...

I have definitely made salads similar to this! I also like adding almonds. Cransins really make it! :)

Romantic Comedee said...

This sounds delish. I make something similar, only I skip the lettuce. Cut up apples as the base and add in some green bell pepper.

Amy said...

Yum...I want that for dinner now :) I have made a really similar salad but using pears or nectarines instead of grapes.

Petra Opelova said...

I love lettuce! Especially in summer when I don't feel like eating anything hot...thanks for sharing!

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J-Diggety said...

Yummy! Never thought to put grapes in my salad. I usually toss in apples or pears.

me in millions said...

I love adding fruit to salad. Try strawberries with spinach, gorganzola, candied walnuts and balsamic. Yummm!

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