Quick and Easy Colorful Recipes
Quick and easy recipes are a snap with summer fruits and vegetables. I love a colorful meal. In fact, it almost seems sad to eat it, but that sure doesn’t stop me!
I love the large selection of summertime fruits and vegetables. Browsing at the farmers markets, or going straight to my garden for my ingredients, is just plain fun.
Spinach salad is a daily favorite for me. I love a mix of sweet fruit, crunchy nuts and chewy Craisins. This is my Spinach Salad recipe:
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/4 cup kale
- 1 T Craisins
- 1 tsp nuts—I prefer chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1 T Poppyseed Dressing
- Chopped fruit—My choice of fruit varies on my particular craving that day, and sometimes I use a couple of different fruits. My favorites are: peaches, nectarines, strawberries, pears, grapes and mandarins
Add all ingredients except the nuts. Mix thoroughly, then sprinkle the nuts on top and enjoy!
Learning to Love a Vegetable
I love vegetables, but there are a few I struggle with. Cauliflower is one of the hardest for me. I’ve been on the search for nutritious, appealing, cauliflower recipes, and here is my top pick from Cooking Light Magazine, Cauliflower Fritters. These were delicious and I’m becoming a cauliflower fan!
Tweaking a Recipe
My last recipe to temp your taste buds is another pick from Cooking Light Magazine, Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches. I tweaked this recipe a little and added a slice of ham. Instead of whole wheat bread, I used half a ciabatta roll. I filled it with the avocado-egg mixture, then grilled it on my panini grill. It’s a little messy, but new personal favorite!
What vegetables do you struggle with? What’s your favorite colorful, summer recipe?