When it’s hot outside, and time is of the essence, my go-to dinner is for sure a salad. Something cool, no need to use the oven, and quick and easy to throw together! I like to just pick whatever produce and cheese and whatnot is in my fridge, and build a yummy salad around that. I’ve got one of my very favorite healthy salad recipes to share with you today! If you’d like to see more recipes, I shared a few of my favorite summer salad recipes here!
Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
Red Wine Vinaigrette
And I like to have something on the side too, usually a quinoa or bean dish. In this case, we tried the a pre-packaged protein blend with beans, lentils, edemame and more. It was pretty good! Trader Joe’s carries a ton of this type of frozen side too. They have one with sweet potatoes and quinoa that is super good!
So there you have it! I love salads because I can feel like a fancy chef when really all you do is throw a bunch of things together. ;)
What’s your favorite summer salad?
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Mmm, looks like a tasty combination! I’ve been LOVING fresh salads lately. My favorite addition has been fruit and candied nuts. Yum!
YUM, I love putting any kind of nuts and fruit in salads, too! Strawberries are a favorite!
I love fast and easy salads for summer! Summer is SO hot here that I want to use the oven as little as possible. This sounds delicious!
YES, me too! The oven needs to just go into hibernation all of summer. Gimme fresh fruits and veggies and salads and we are good to go.
I’m glad i’m not the only one that actually LIKES to eat salads. I live by tyson ready grilled chicken too! Perfect salad combo idea, thanks!!
YES, salads are my best friends in the hot summer months! Those and smoothies!