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Summer Mixed Green Salad

It’s time to mix things up! Make salads exciting, delicious and something you crave. Get creative find your flow, and this will undoubtedly be the case!

Summer Mixed Green Salad Recipe - If you have a hard time eating veggies then try this easy mixed green salad. Plus 3 simple tips for making a killer green salad you body will long for!

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I was never much of a veggie lover but when I moved to Spain that changed. One of the first things I noticed when dining out is that the typical Spanish meal always began with a huge mixed green salad to share. It was a custom I was quick to adopt.

Summer Mixed Green Salad Recipe - If you have a hard time eating veggies then try this easy mixed green salad. Plus 3 simple tips for making a killer green salad you body will long for!

I certainly don’t have to lecture you on the many benefits of salads. Consuming salads are an easy way to generously provide your body with a healthy dose of nutrient-packed greens and nourishing raw veggies. With so many perks all in one bowl, it’s time to re-kindle your relationship with salads and get them back on your plate.

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Throwing a salad together seems simple enough but does simple mean boring? Not at all!

Here are 3 tips for making a killer mixed green salad that you will long for:

  1. Use ingredients that are fresh and in season. Nowadays every type of food is available at any time of the year regardless of the season but when we don’t eat what is locally grown, it weakens the body and breaks down internal systems. Take a trip to your Farmers Market or local healthy grocery store to pick up some local, fresh and in season produce, your taste buds and health will thank you.  
  2. Mix it up. Get creative with your ingredients and play with mixing textures. Combining raw veggies with one cooked veggie can really take it up a notch. For example, roasting some broccoli, mushrooms or onions to add to your salad will add an interesting and delicious element to your plate. Don’t forget the fruit!  Adding berries and citrus to a summer salad is refreshing and satisfies that taste for something sweet.
  3. Spin your greens. After you wash your greens, spinning them dry will help them not become soggy or too wet to absorb your ingredients and dressing.  So break out that Salad Spinner and spin away!

In the beginning you may have to force yourself to eat more vegetables but in time your taste buds begin to change and you’ll find yourself craving them.

I know you’ll want something special to put atop that delectable salad, so here are two of my favorite easy, homemade salad dressings for you to enjoy!

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

What are you inspired to throw in your next salad?  Are your ideas brewing already?

Summer Mixed Green Salad
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mixed leafy greens
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 orange or mandarin in wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olives
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl
Serve

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie
    July 5, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Totally agree–I used to be terrible with vegetables unless if they were doused with American cheese. But now, I can’t get enough servings of vegetables! Salads are an amazing way to incorporate them in a light, healthy and fun way!

    • Reply
      Krystal
      July 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Cassie you’re my girl!! We are living proof that it is possible to re-wire your taste buds 🙂

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