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It's been in the 90's in MN the past 2 days & I've been stuck in the a/c. (I tend to get headaches from the sun/heat & I didn't want to chance dehydration being 8.5 months pregnant.) I HATE having the a/c on. I need the warm air, cool breeze, smell of of lilac bushes and the birds songs. It's like an anti-depressant in nature form! I was so excited to see that today was going to be sunny & 78 degrees! A/C went off and windows/doors are open. Ahhh.... much better. :)
So, it's no surprise that today I was craving a salad. And I ate the most perfect summer salad ever, thanks to Caitlin! My recipe is the exact same thing as her's, only with amounts of each ingredient attached to it. Plus, I made my own Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette from this site.
|Sorry for the poor quality of the picture, my camera is currently MIA. :(|
The Perfect Summer Salad
Yields: 1 serving
- 1-2 c organic Baby Spinach
- 1 c organic Strawberries, sliced
- 1 c Watermelon, chopped
- 1 oz Goat Cheese, crumbed (I used Honey Goat Cheese)
- 6-10 Cashews, raw
Mix and enjoy with a slice of bread & butter or 1 c organic whole milk. Top with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe below).
Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
modified from this recipe; Yields: 1 serving
- 1/16 c Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Chives, minced (I used freeze-dried chives)
- 1/4 tsp Parsley, dried
- 1/2 tsp Mayonnaise
- 1/4 tsp Mustard
- 1/4 c Olive Oil, extra virgin
- Sea Salt, to taste (I used a pinch)
- Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Whisk all ingredients together. Serve immediately.