A Salad to Remember: Fruit, Veg, Nuts and Raisins

by zesty on July 11, 2012 · 10 comments

Back in action from NYC… had an amazing time but cannot find the camera to share some pics.

Do you ever find salads difficult to make?  I find that when you use fresh ingredients the amount of effort you have to put into the dish lessens.  Does that make sense?  Whether it is related to cooking meat, vegetables, casseroles or even salads – fresh top quality ingredients make the cook/chef/regular dad look good.

Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach
  • Boston Leaf Lettuce
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Roasted almonds ( sliced)
  • Raisins
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber

Method

  1. Roast almonds in dry pan until crispy ( remove from heat and set aside )
  2. Wash all both lettuce and spinach and dry on a tea towel
  3. Toss everything in a bowl together
  4. Dress with your favorite dressing
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: For me the biggest salad tip is not to make it too far in advance, ensure there is no moisture on the leafy vegetables as this will cause it to go limp and never dress the salad until just before serving.  You can also even let your guests dress their own and serve it on the side.

Friday is here and let’s enjoy it and look forward to the weekend.  Anyone have any big plans for the weekend?  Talk to you on Monday and of course let me know if you have any questions about anything.

Take care

zesty

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1 Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice)

That’s my kind of salad! Thanks, Zesty!

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2 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

I never have a hard time making a salad, it’s one of my best talents. :) Those salad looks very beautiful and fresh. :)

Jenn

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3 adrienmelaine

Great combination of ingredients- it looks so fresh and delicious!

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4 thepinkpeppercorn

Mmm! The body will definitely remember something that healthy too, yum!

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5 DailyChef

Love all the colors, textures, and tastes in this salad! I bet it feels great after eating it too.

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6 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter

The salad looks fantastic! A definitely great summer salad.

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7 Marianne

I’ll be honest – salad is something I hate making at home. It just never lives up to my expectations. I love creative entree salads when I go out, but when I try to make them at home, they fall flat. It makes me sad.

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9 Mike

Salad looks great. I am a big fan of fruit and nuts in salads. Not only do that have that zesty taste, but they make it look so much better than have just “green.”

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This salad look great. I really love the combination of fruit, veg, nuts and raisins in salad. This recipe of salad looks awesome and must be helpful in balancing health. Thank a lot for sharing this with us.

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