Michele MillerPondering Summer Over Salad
August 8th, 2012
by Michele Miller

I didn’t plant a big garden this year — I simplified. I bought an heirloom beefsteak tomato plant and a red bell pepper plant and some sage. I was going to add to my little collection but time got away from me, and that’s okay. I still have the farmer’s market and frozen veggies.

Giant salads are one of my all-time favorite meals in the hotter months. I mix-and-match a little of everything for a rainbow-colored salad I enjoy time and again.

Today as I pondered over the beautiful flowers that are blooming, the wild bunnies and squirrels running to and fro in my country yard, I enjoyed one of those salads. It isn’t any special recipe. Just throw a little of this and that and you, too, can savor a summer salad.

I simply took a base of leaf lettuce and topped it with the following:

  • raw chopped broccoli
  • frozen corn
  • frozen peas
  • frozen bell pepper
  • black beans
  • sea salt
  • organic coconut oil
  • half of a leftover beef burger, chopped
  • sprinkled with a few real bacon bits

This salad was immensely delicious and satisfying. I’ll definitely have another tomorrow.

What is your favorite summer food? Or combination? Do tell!

4 Responses to “Pondering Summer Over Salad”

  1. My favorites in summer always involve fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. This summer, I’ve fallen in love with a spinach base topped with strawberries, blueberries, and sliced almonds. I use a raspberry or strawberry vinaigrette atop.

  2. Oooooooohhhh, that sounds just DIVINE!!!

  3. My mouth is watering just looking at that picture! You can’t beat fresh veg, specially if you have grown it yourself!

  4. Michele says:

    Thank you! Yes, I love homegrown produce! There’s nothing like it! Besides blogging here, I also blog on my own blog. I recently wrote about tomatoes (with a photo of the heirloom beefsteak tomato I had just plucked off the vine): http://healingwithjuices.com/2012/08/health-benefits-of-tomatoes/

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