Thursday, June 9

my favorite salad

i could eat this every day. and i do most days. i really look forward to lunchtime and sometimes i want to eat this so bad that i cave in, and eat it at 10:30.

this is about as recipe-ish as i get in summer.


it is sort of like dessert to me.
sort of.


mixed greens
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
dried cranberries
green peppers

other things i add in and out:
other berries
sometimes tuna

add a drizzle of this:


i used to use this:


but then i ate it every day for four months straight and i couldn't eat it anymore.

one day we will meet again, poppyseed dressing. one day.


make this. eat it. love it. taste summer.


  1. Oh my gosh that looks TO DIE FOR!!

  2. That's the salad I eat almost daily too except I ALWAYS add feta cheese!!!!

  3. thanks for sharing!!!
    looks super yummy!!

  4. I've been eating a lot of salads with strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, pineapple and poppyseed dressing. I hope I don't grow tired of poppyseed. I'm definitely going to try the dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

  5. um, yum. this looks delicious, and now i am hungry. must make asap.

  6. salad is the best-with strawberries? even best-ier! ;)

  7. Nothing screams summer like a good fruit salad with greens--YUM. I make my own sweet salad dressing with vinegar, oil, and sugar. If I knew where the recipe card was right now I'd leave it here for you in the comments.... I totally know what you mean about OD-ing on a salad dressing--been there, done that!

  8. i don't know why, but i just CAN'T get on the fruit-on-salad-greens bandwagon. i feel very strongly that there is a place for fruit, and a place for salad, and they don't have the same place.
    exception: matchstick green apples. #win.

  9. There is a salad that I eat almost everyday too:) THink red peppers, red onion, cucumber, grilled chicken, feta cheese, tomatoes and for the dressing I use olive oil and vinegar. YUM!! I love the strawberry thing too:)

  10. I LOVE summer salads! Both of those dressings are so good. Have you ever tried white balsamic vinagrette? It's my favorite summer salad dressing. Your salad looks so yummy I want it right now!

  11. yummo!!!!!!! making that for lunch for SURE!

  12. mhmm, i heart raspberry vinaigrette.
    all the accessories in your salad sound great!

  13. I LOVE this kind of salad too! Its a staple at my house! Trader Joes has a really amazing Cranberry Walnut Gorgonzola dresssing that I am addicted too!! I add diced apple and avocado. Im telling you..LOVE!

  14. MM. That looks delish!

    My favorite go to these days may not sound delish, but ctually I crave it.
    Cut up all raw veggies:
    1 ear of corn
    1 crown of broccoli
    1 bell pepper
    a handful of baby spinach

    (sometimes I add cauliflower too).

    Drizzle with balsamic vinegar
    and olive oil.
    Add 1 chopped up Avo.
    Sprinkle on kosher salt and black pepper.
    The avo get all mushed in and makes a creamy dressing. The corn is so sweet and everything is all crunchy. YUM!

  15. i make something really similar ... mixed greens, strawberries, candied pecans and goat cheese. YUM!

  16. Sounds very similar to my lunch! Yummy!

  17. love me a fresh, fruity salad. yumm-o!

  18. hosting a baby shower on saturday with strawberry themed food. hello most perfect salad EVER! totally making this. oh and i sewed your pants last night. they have trees on them. hello most perfect pants EVER!

  19. mmmm... i love that salad too!
    i actually use candied pecans in mine with strawberries, red onion, spinach and my own raspberry vinagrette dressing.
    left over chicken is always good on top too.
    this salad always reminds me of summer.
    the home made dressing i make is so super easy and yummy.
    let me know if you want the recipe!
    oh, and i always, ALWAYS put on goat cheese.
    it's a MUST in this salad!! :)

  20. Here is a great amazing salad dressing to make & use on your fabulous salads...this is totally my go to recipe for most salads...sometimes I add a wee bit o' mayo to make it creamy!
    check it out.