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Friday 26 August 2016

Make your salad colourful

It was last summer that I discovered this great salad. It is so colourful and absolutely delicious. Just have a read of the ingredients and your taste buds are already in action savouring the great taste. Make a note of the ingredients - go out and get them and then just make and enjoy this super summer salad.

Serves 4
9oz baby spinach, torn
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/3 cup chopped basil
1 avocado, chopped
4oz goat cheese

Divide baby spinach between plates then top with berries, almonds*, basil and chopped avocado. Crumble goat cheese on top then dress with salad dressing. You could use a strawberry balsamic vinegar, but any olive-oil based vinaigrette would be fantastic.

So easy and fabulously fresh, no-cook, and light ...yet filling from the goat cheese and avocado. You could if you wish serve it with some grilled chicken breast marinated in some of that balsamic vinegar. Dear readers it's entirely up to you.

*The easiest way to toast almonds is to spread them on a plate and microwave in thirty second increments until they’re golden brown. You could also do this in the oven, but it’s getting hot out there, and sometimes you just don't need the oven on!

See original recipe idea here 

... just a thought! This coming weekend will be the last weekend of August - where is the year going - so why not make the most of the warm weather and enjoy this taste of summer.

All the best Jan


happyone said...

Oh yes, I love these kinds of salads and have them often. They look so pretty an appetizing
You can throw anything you have into them.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

YUM.... Fruit salads are SO good---and yes, so colorful..... I eat blueberries and strawberries every morning in my plain Greek yogurt... That is my breakfast about 5-6 days every week...


piccolina said...

I love this tip! Stopping by..nice one here.

Jo said...

That looks fabulous, a little colour can make a meal look so appetising.

Dewena said...

That's one beautiful salad! My husband would love the goat cheese in it too.

Lots of hot summer days left here to enjoy fruit salads!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Your salad is lovely, Jan. We love salads and this one is beautiful and I'm sure tasty. With all of these healthy ingredients it's surely a winner. Your garden looks lovely as well. Enjoy these last days of summer. ♥

Tom said...

Great for the 4th of July.

The Happy Whisk said...

Very pretty.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So beautiful and a wonderful combination! Perfect for summer - I will try this - thanks for sharing :) xx Karen

Linda said...

I love salads, and tend to eat more of them during the summer months. This salad looks and sounds delicious! I love all the ingredients here...and goat cheese? Yes, please! :)

Martha said...

Mmmm...mmmm... So colourful and so delicious!