Summer Salads with A Bit of Bread

June 18, 2009

Summertime seems like the perfect season to create and enjoy salads made fresh with local and organic produce. I love salads, for lunch or for dinner, and I enjoy creating them with incredibly diverse and unique flavors. The perfect way to end a day would be with a huge salad, loaded with fresh vegetables and fruits, and served with some gluten free bread and a crisp glass of white wine.


Last night I gathered fresh Romaine and Baby Arugula from our garden, as well as cucumbers from the farmers market, fresh Salmon from Whole foods and loads of other goodies, and we sat outside and enjoyed a glass of wine and warm slices of zucchini bread as we watched, yet another, storm roll in.

Dinner is an especially important meal for our family. Our lives always seem so busy and chaotic, and dinner is the one time that we can all come together and sit and discuss the joys of the days, and relax and laugh over a good meal.

Bon Appetit

Summer Salmon Salad

1 1/2 lbs. of salmon grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 package of medium fresh mozzarella balls
1 1/2 cups of blueberries
1/2 cup of raw sunflower seeds
1 can of white beans drained
1 cucumber sliced
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
1 avocado diced
1 bunch of Romaine lettuce
2 cups of baby arugula loosely packed

Combine all ingredients together and serve with your favorite salad dressing (we love Brianna’s honey mustard, or Annie’s GF Honey Mustard)

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: June 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Looks fabulous! Thanks for the salad recipe…but it's the bread that's making me drool – LOL

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Malgorzata June 18, 2009 at 11:12 pm

May I have you recipe for the gluten-free zuccini bread, please?

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Alicia June 18, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I just found your blog through Flickr, and I too would love that zucchini bread recipe. Gorgeous writing and pics.

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Meghan June 19, 2009 at 2:03 am

I love Summer and Fall meals with fresh produce. It just has such a different flavor then conventionally grown fruits and vegetables

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Kate June 19, 2009 at 3:58 am

that salad looks delicious. Thanks for sharing

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beth June 19, 2009 at 8:38 am

OMG it looks super yummy. Wine will do better with it. Nice blog.

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Green Acres in the City June 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Looks amazing. Can you publish the bread recipe for the rest of us GF families?

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Heather June 19, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I just posted all the recipe info onto the current blog post. So glad that you all life the salad recipe, and I hope that you will enjoy the GF recipe from Pamela's as well.

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stitching under oaks June 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

that salad looks fabulous…people crave chocolate…I crave salads. That one is making me drool!

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