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I have a long list of things I love about summer BUT two of them include summertime salads and weekend BBQ’s. I love that summer means tons of fresh fruits and veggies for my salads. When I hit the farmers market, I can stock up on all my favorites for a summer salad: peaches, snow peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet corn, onions (all kinds), carrots and the list could go on for miles! Find a local farmers market near you.
In addition, no BBQ or backyard gathering is complete without a fresh summer salad. This last weekend we hosted a birthday party of my son and of course, we had a delicious salad, along with the crawfish we boiled. It was a feast! A great way to kick of the beginning of summer!
With guests in town and the hustle and bustle of the party planning, I was not able to get to the farmers market but luckily Taylor Farms, in partnership with Stonyfield Farms, sent me packages of their Taylor Farms Organic spinach & carrots with fresh beets, organic salad blend. It was a lifesaver! I added cherry tomatoes (my favorite), cucumber slices, bacon crumbles, and blue cheese crumbles and served with homemade blue cheese dressing! The fresh salad paired perfectly with the corn on the cob, potatoes and boiled crawfish.
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil (the base)
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Red Wine Vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 1 Cup of Stonyfield Greek Yogurt
- Blue Cheese Crumbles (to taste)
- Bacon Crumbles (to taste)
- Mix the ingredients together and serve with your salad.
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Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Stonyfield Farms. I am compensated for my time.