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Jenn Giacoppo

Eat Your Veggies: 8 Fresh Dishes for Summer

Whether you’re strolling through your local farmers market or taking a trip to your favorite grocery store, it’s hard to miss the beautiful, fresh produce that’s available this time of year.

The leafiest greens and brightest veggies are ripe for the picking (literally). And we think a fresh, hearty salad on a warm evening is just what you need to let the flavors of the season shine.

Thankfully, this doesn’t mean anything boring will be in your bowl! Spices from around the world and some gloriously grilled proteins make each of these a delish dish:

Steak and Spinach Salad with Bacon Bits and Blue Cheese
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What’s not to love about homemade bacon bits? And if you have fresh watercress or cress handy, don’t forget to mix it in with the spinach for an extra zip in your salad.

Spanish-Style Grilled Chicken and Dark Greens Salad
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Baby kale and spinach, plus marcona almonds and garbanzo beans pack a nutrient punch in this salad!

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Basil
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If you haven’t tried the combination of basil and strawberries before, you’re in for a real treat! Plus, they’re both in-season right now. Feel free to top with grilled chicken.

Italian Chef Salad
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Refreshing honeydew wrapped in prosciutto di parma, potatoes with a honey Dijon dressing, tomato, ricotta and fresh, and crisp lettuces make a colorful and tasty salad. Plus, no mixing! You’ll love putting this one down on the table – it looks beautiful!

Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Salad
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The spices in this salad make it tops! Lightly crisped chicken with cumin, paprika, and coriander combines with a dressing featuring chipotles in adobo. It’s too good to miss.

Warm Greek Salad with Sliced Steak
Greek Salad
You’ll love the contrast of cold salad with warm steak in this Green-inspired salad. Swap in fish, chicken breast, or even portobello mushrooms as alternatives, too.

Cheeseburger Salad
Cheeseburger Salad
The dressing for this salad is the real surprise. Mustard, ketchup, and relish flavors are all blended for a totally authentic burger in a bowl.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad
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Who says you need lettuce to make a salad? Hit the farmers market and grab fresh peas, radishes, and a few peppermint leaves for this refreshing summer blend of summer produce.


5 Responses to “Eat Your Veggies: 8 Fresh Dishes for Summer”

  1. Debra Ponte says:

    Rachael,
    We Gluten Free bakers-need you to make a 9x4x4
    stoneware baker cucini -please.!!
    May I ask you you make a VINTAGE PINK?
    Debra
    Nantucket Island

  2. Sarah says:

    Basil and strawberries…can’t wait, thanks for the idea!

  3. Lisa Mula says:

    Love the steak and blue cheese. It is a yum!
    Also on another note my kitty loves your brand
    Of cat food he loves both dry food flavours
    Although he favours the salmon
    Glad you decided to branch out from dog to cat
    Food because us kitty people love your products
    Too

  4. Sandi Miles says:

    All look to be gluten free!!! ..yummy!!!

  5. Do have any recipes for blue cheese.

    from
    Jordan Butzlaff

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