Simple Summer Salad Recipe


Whenever we're invited to a friend's for dinner, I always insist on bringing the salad. It used to be because I didn't trust my cooking skills and it's really difficult to mess up a salad.  I'm more confident in the kitchen these days but more often than not still end up as the salad lady. I'm skilled in getting those leafy greens on the table. 

Years ago, my sister-in-law told me that the best salads always contained 3 things; nuts for texture, fruit for sweetness, and cheese for, well deliciousness.  I would add a fourth necessity and throw in avocados. If you are allergic to any of those things, I'm so sorry. This salad recipe is not for you. For everyone else, be the salad person and use this recipe for your next picnic or BBQ. 

Salad Ingredients (makes enough for 4-6 people)

  • 3 cups of spinach spinach 
  • 1/2 one large red onion
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup diced up strawberries strawberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
  • DRESSING - generous amounts of basil olive oil and Meyer lemon balsamic > both of which can be found at my sister-in-law's shop in Leavenworth or online | The Olive Oil and Vinegar Store