Thank you for a great Carmel Winter Farmers Market season! We will see you beginning on May 4th at the Carmel Farmers Market and the Fishers Farmers Market!

Sensational Summer Salad

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved eating at quaint cafes, coffee shops, and other locally-owned diners.  A few years ago, there was a cafe (that has sadly since closed) that served a sweet-tangy salad that I thoroughly enjoyed.  While I do not recall everything that they included in the salad, below is how I prepare it at home. 

Please note: I do not measure the ingredients, but instead just add enough of everything to look pretty and taste great! 

  • Salad greens of your choosing (I like to combine spinach and whatever lettuce I have on hand), washed, dried, and stems trimmed
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Mandarin oranges, drained
  • Toasted almonds, sliced, slivered, or whole
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Croutons
  • Vinaigrette of your choosing (I like to use balsamic or a fruit-inspired one)
  • Optional: sliced grilled chicken (YUM!)

Fill bowl with salad greens and top as desired with the fruits, almonds, blue cheese, and dressing.  Voila!

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