I do enjoy summertime with the abundance of fresh produce whether through a home garden, CSA, Farmer's Markets or your local grocery store. I didn't used to be a salad lover but it could be because a salad used to consist of head lettuce and ranch dressing. Not too healthy or tantalizing on the taste buds.
Since being captivated by real food and love for a good salad with a tasty homemade dressing, salads have become a staple on the dinner table (and sometimes making an appearance for lunch too!).
Simple Summer Meal
Salads are a great addition to a summer dinner as they simplify and complete it. With a simple protein served on the side and some fresh bread, you can have a complete meal without heating up the house and clean up is quick. Top your salad directly with cooked beef, chicken, tuna, shrimp or even beans (kidney beans are yummy) for a meal all in one.