SUMMER OF LOVE: Recipe for Strawberry - Kale Salad

Sunday, August 11, 2013

 
SUMMER OF LOVE

A time for hot, romantic books 
and that means relaxed beach reads
tucked into a bag or comes with on a Kindle, Nook, iPAD
or tablets galore.
Summer of love
also means a time to explore things that awaken passion
in our lives.
Music, dancing, and great food.

Summer Favorites:
Music: I'm loving country and check out my Spotify playlist
Dance: Tango & Gotan Project ~ Santa Maria

Food: Kale - Strawberry Salad
Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod 

Kale, Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

 Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Kale salad with strawberries, avocado, almonds, feta, and a light lemon poppy seed dressing.

Ingredients:

For the salad:
4 cups chopped kale, stems removed
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 avocado, chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup feta cheese
For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Put the kale in a large bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the kale and massage the leaves with your hands until the leaves are darker in color and tender.
2. Add the strawberries, avocado, almonds, and feta cheese. Toss gently.
3. In a small jar, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper. Shake until mixed well.
4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve.
Note-Trader Joe's sells kale in bags-already chopped. It's the best!

SO WHAT'S YOUR SUMMER LOVE?
TELL ME AND ENTER INTO THIS RANDOM DRAWING.
 
 
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13 comments:

Pam said...

I love being able to sit outside and read.

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laurie said...

I love being able to sit outside and read too

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Donna E said...

This is the first summer in several years that I haven't been working. We moved at the beginning of June, and I haven't even looked for a job yet. So this summer, I have enjoyed being able to read (sometimes outside, but more often just in a comfy chair in the den), being able to go with hubby when he has to travel for hospital visits, or meetings (he's a pastor), being able to go to lunch with some of the ladies from the church. In general, I just enjoyed being able to be at my own beck & call. [BUT I have to admit, I haven't done the housework or laundry as I should be doing :( ]

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Susan D.Taylor Susan Arden said...

Thank you for stopping by. Sounds like a super summer and a well-deserved on as well. Enjoy!

Susan D.Taylor Susan Arden said...

Sounds perfect!

Susan D.Taylor Susan Arden said...

I hear you!

Caroline Waddell said...

I love tubing down the river this time of year. Thank you for the giveaway!
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Eva Millien said...

I love it when I get to turn the ac down real low and snuggle in my bed with a good book. Don't like the sun much. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

going to the beach

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Kim Pinch said...

I love going on long relaxing bike rides on all the wonderful trails around here.

hhkaufman78 said...

I love the beach!

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Linda Kish said...

I like to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioned comfort of my home. I can play on the computer, watch TV, read, anything I want to do.
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Susan D.Taylor Susan Arden said...

EVA, you won the giveaway for a signed ebook! Congrats. Random.org picked you!!

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