We have had some sunny, HOT days this week here in Minnesota and I love it! Giggles have been gushing from my front yard as my boys squirt each other with cold water and run around in soaked swimsuits. I think I can safely say that we Minnesotans appreciate summer more than most. Aside from maybe Alaskans and Russians.
Almost every day for the past two weeks I have prepared myself a salad for lunch, as it seems like such a summerly thing to do. Usually my salads include lettuce, avocados, tomatoes and turkey or chicken. The other day I was plumb out of meat, so I added berries and pickles (gasp!) instead. Like artichokes and cream cheese, I could add pickles to just about anything. You won't hurt my feelings if you pass on the pickles, although it made this salad darn tasty in my opinion. I stole that saying from my five-year-old. He says, "That carrot was darn ishy," or "This sucker is darn yummy."
ps. Thank you all so much for the happy, positive comments on my last post! I have LOVED reading through them! Keep 'em coming! :)
Most of the time I use my low-cal balsamic vinaigrette purchased from the grocery store, but every once in a while I like making my own dressing. It puts any salad over the top, and it really is so easy to throw together.
Enjoy this darn delicious salad, friends!