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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Summer = Salads

Summertime in Alabama... Sheesh!!
How about a fresh salad? I eat salad everyday. Not very exciting, I know. I eat salads because they are light.... I can't imagine if I had a burger and fries everyday at lunch. I really do love a good crunchy salad. This salad with fresh strawberries and purple curly basil was pretty enough to get onto the blog. (most don't)I used my special extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Pienza. With a big glass of lemonade, it was enough to cool me off.


What is your favorite thing to put on a salad?

Y'all stay cool!
Sandi

22 comments:

Tonja said...

Yummy! Lately I have been using the dried cranberries and walnuts. And maybe a little crumbled goat cheese!

Alyce said...

I love Craisins on a salad..also..almonds and cheddar french fried onions!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love your salad it looked so yumm!!
I like craisins too and walnuts and parmesan cheese.Depends what kind I am making.
Diane

Pam said...

MMM. I am afraid I am sucker for those canned mandarin oranges!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi, I just love salads too & love all the fruit added, like Tonja mentioned cranberries, any kind of nuts, and goat cheese, yummy! Love it all! Salads are great for this time of year.

Rhoda

Jillian, Inc. said...

Hey Sandi. I'm with you on the light, crispy salads in this heat. I love strawberries and blueberries on my salads, as well as feta cheese and lots of sliced carrots.

justabeachkat said...

My favorite salad:

mixed greens
feta cheese
sunflower seeds
walnuts
crasins, mandarin oranges & strawberries

I love to top it with Ken 's Greek dressing. Oh. My. Word! So yummy!

Hugs!
Kat

Mari said...

I love strawberries, almonds and poppy seed dressing.

SOoooooUP said...

Same sharing - salad ! How about a apple with surimi salad - delicious.

windycorner said...

Hi Sandi,
I love pistachios and sliced figs on a bibb salad with balsamic vinegar. Throw a little crumbled Stilton on there if it's for dinner.
Holley

artgirlATL said...

That salad looks divine!

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Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

WoW!
Y'all have some great ideas... thanks for the tips.

Gail Hecko said...

I like steamed lentils from Trader Joe's (cold), Romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, goat cheese, spicy/sweet pecans (TJ's), and olive oil.

I could eat this all day.

KJ said...

I haven't eaten yet. Waiting for hubby to come home. This salad is making me very impatient.

KJ

Darius T. Williams said...

So, I love craisins on a salad. And my new things is now making my own vinegarettes - it's so much better than the bottled stuff - although, I'm not knocking the bottled stuff - I've been eating it for years. Ina Garten's recipe for balsamic vinegarette is simple, yet very tasty...when I eat salads at home, I'm making my own dressings.

Oh and for a little southern touch at home w/your salads - try cornbread croutons!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Mmm looks delicious. Summertime is the best for lots of fresh salads. Who wants to cook when it's hot.

Lori Lynn said...

Sandi - I'm laughing at your comment that most photos aren't pretty enough to make it on the blog. I have lots of those in the "not-blogworthy file."

I like nuts or seeds on my salads: walnuts, marcona almonds, pecans, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, on and on...

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I love feta, craisins, walnuts.
Your salad is so pretty & it's making me hungry.
Hugs, DebraK

Mosaic*Queen said...

Believe it or not, tomatoes are my favorite salad ingredient. Any kind will do.
I need more salad recipies as the 100+ degree weather will not let up here until about the end of October. Sheesh! :-)
Michelle

Sandy said...

Hi Sandi! Last night I put fresh strawberries from our gardne, and raspberries in our spinach salad. Along w/cheese, pecans and sesame seeds. DELISH!

Mary Isabella said...

I like grapes in my salads. I reaaly like cucumber salad with red onions and Itallian dressing....Have a great Tuesday...Mary

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