Beet Slaw

This beet slaw is a tangy and sweet side dish, with all of those farm fresh beets, scallions, and fresh mint! It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or salmon, or as an addition to any leafy green salad.

Beet Slaw

Confession: I haven’t always been a huge beet fan.

Lately though with all the beets from the CSA, and experimenting with my new juicer (beet juice is delicious), I’ve taken more of a liking to them! I wanted to throw these beets grated into some sort of a salad. It just seems more appealing grated to me. This slaw came about, since you know I love slaws, and it is packed with the most fabulous flavors.

My garden is bursting with fresh mint, and my CSA is giving me TONS of beets and scallions. I’m throwing all of my favorite flavors together to make a farmer’s market slaw that everybody will love. It comes together quickly for any BBQ or weekend lunch or dinner.

Beet Slaw

Beet Slaw

Beet Slaw

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 Do you like beets? What is your favorite way to eat them?


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Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

I am so excited about this Spicy Shrimp & Citrus Salad. I am in love with the beautiful colors of winter citrus along with all the bursts of flavor it gives.

Lettuce + Spicy Zesty Shrimp + Citrus + Grapefruit Dressing = the greatest combination.

I am also so excited to be teaming up with Udi’s Gluten-Free to bring to you in-season, delicious, gluten-free recipes each month!

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

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 Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

Let’s make some beautiful Winter salads, my friends!

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

 

Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad

What is your favorite way to use Winter citrus?

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Kale, Caramelized Peaches, and Crispy Onion Salad

A hearty end of summer salad filled with caramelized peaches and crispy onions.

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I am so excited to be over on Sylvie’s blog Gourmande in the Kitchen today, guest posting so she can spend some amazing time with her new addition, a gorgeous baby girl!

Today’s recipe is hands down one of my new favorites. See, while some people are moving towards Fall recipes already, I’m still sitting here in the heat, with TONS of fresh peaches and fresh kale and onions from my local CSA.

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I love this salad. The sweet caramelized peaches with the crunch of the crispy onions is just such a wonderful combination! I also love that it is so flavorful that it pairs with any simple dressing!

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Find the recipe over on Gourmande in the Kitchen HERE.

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HAPPY MONDAY! Are you ready for Fall recipes yet, or still hanging onto summer?

Burger Salad with Mustard Dressing

Here’s my new routine:

1. Make extra burgers at our weekend BBQ.  

2. The following day, chop up a big head of fresh lettuce (have I mentioned I love our CSA?) and place it in a dish.

3. Place the burger on top, along with all of our FAVORITE burger toppings and more leftovers.

4. Mix up my mustard dressing and boom- awesome lunch.

For this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express, let’s break down the BURGER SALAD, because burgers + salad + all the topping = perfection.

Leftover Burger Salad

Easy breez-y.

Delicious.

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Grilled Chicken Chopped Antipasto Salad

Marinated Grilled Chicken.

Antipasto additions.

Chopped Crisp Lettuce.

Basil Balsamic Italian Dressing.

What do all of those combined create? The absolute perfect grilled salad.

This week for Healthy Food Friday with American Express I am walking you through creating the best Antipasto salad. Loaded with fresh ingredients, tons of flavor, and my new favorite chicken marinade. 
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Antipasto Chopped Chicken SaladDon’t forget my handy grilling guide!

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What is your #1 favorite thing to grill?

Watermelon Salad with Basil-Ginger Dressing

I love the warm weather. It seriously makes me so happy. Sunshine does some amazing things, my friends. I mean, I feel like all Winter I hibernated and now we’re BACK. Ya with me?

Like last night for example. We went into Boston and had the best dinner at Wink & Nod. The concept is really cool- it is essentially a rotating kitchen where every 6 month a new chef runs the kitchen and experiment with creative and bold dishes to pair with their cocktails. This month the Chef Patrick whipped up some amazing cuisine inspired by the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and many more. It was a seriously awesome night with some amazing #Boston bloggers (so so full). Love to the awesome Sarah from Sarahfit and all the talented ladies I met- Monica, Katie, and Becky!

So speaking of warm weather and fun Spring and Summer night’s out, let’s get the grill ready to go! I mean, I’ve fully taken advantage of the warm weather/no oven cooking the past few days. The absolute perfect refreshing side is this watermelon salad. Seriously. So perfect.

This watermelon salad is packed with the perfect warm weather flavors: Sweet watermelon drizzled with delicious olive oil, garnished with toasted almonds, bacon, mint, sliced red onion, and a sweet Basil Ginger Dressing. This will be a BBQ hit all summer long!

Watermelon Salad with Basil-Ginger Dressing

My blogger friends and I are back to bring you BBQ sides that are perfect all Spring and Summer long. You really cannot go wrong with these, they are all gluten and dairy-free and veggie-packed!

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad from Brittany of Eating Bird Food

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Healthy Asian Snap Pea Salad from Davida of The Healthy MavenASIAN-SNAP-PEA-SALAD-labelled

Pineapple Coleslaw from Lee of Fit Foodie Finds

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Sweet Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto from Taylor of Food Faith FitnessROUNDUP-2

Have 15 minutes or less? My watermelon salad is the perfect combination of savory and sweet, and screams SUMMER (okay, Spring).

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