Want something light to eat during those hot summer days? How about a delicious Summer Salad. The beauty of this recipe, like many of mine, is that it’s just a concept – you can mix it up with whatever ingredients you like. Substitute goat cheese for feta cheese, or pears for apples. You could easily add grilled chicken or shrimp to this salad…or even the left-overs from yesterday’s recipe for Herb Roasted Chicken!

Here’s a tip…make your own dressing! I never keep bottled dressing in the fridge. Homemade dressing is not only easy, but much healthier then the bottled kind. I’d rather save my calories for a snack!

 

Summer Salad

Mixed greens

1 diced Fuji apple

1 handful of dried cranberries

1/2 cup of walnuts (toast lightly in a dry pan to bring out the flavor)

1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese

 

Mix together above ingredients and drizzle dressing over the top. Toss and serve immediately.

 

For the dressing: Whisk together 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey, 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly add in, while whisking, about 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Yummy!

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