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Salad Season

Salads
A medley of salads from past summers. Thank you IG for giving me a reason to record these.

As soon as the weather starts heating up, I seem unable to eat hot food at home. I crave the occasional ramen, but for the most part, I am eating salads. This is a pretty loose terms that means mostly raw veggies and a protein. So maybe I should say “salads”. For the most part, I start with a bed of greens…in the past I was almost always reaching for baby spinach, but this summer I have been favoring green leaf lettuce. I then add handfuls of colorful raw veggies, sometimes a fruit such as mango or strawberries and every so often olives, nuts, seeds, pickles or capers. I add a protein and as I do eat meat, it’s usually chicken, prosciutto or tuna. I did go through a crab phase that was pretty epic a few years ago…I should revisit that. I currently have been buying frozen cooked shrimp and that’s been awesome, I will keep that going. Eating paleo, I have not eaten beans in awhile, but this summer, I brought hummus back into my routine because it’s just so good, I can’t stay away. For dressing I prefer naked salads with a little Jane’s Crazy Mixed Up Salt or if I want a bit more oomph, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. I also have been making my own mayo, so I started using it with tuna again, and that counts as a dressing sometimes. One summer I was making a lot of dijon tarragon dressing, but I prefer naked veggies so I stopped. This year I have been having “salads” usually twice a day, so the second one tends to be more utilitarian and not as pretty. Here are my recent creations and thank you again to IG for encouraging me to photograph them.

 

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Green Leaf Lettuce, Prosciutto, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Peppers, Mango and Balsamic Vinegar
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Green Leaf Lettuce, Chicken, Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado, Black Olives and Balsamic Vinegar
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Green Leaf Lettuce, Shrimp, Cucumber, Tomato, Red Peppers and Sugar Snap Peas
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Green Leaf Lettuce, Hummus, Cucumber, Carrots, Red Peppers and Mango
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Green Leaf Lettuce, Tuna with Pickles and Homemade Mayo, Cucumber and Tomatoes
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Deconstructed Gyro: Green Leaf Lettuce, Lamb, Cucumber, Tomato, Olives and Tzatziki Sauce

 

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