A Summer Salad

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A summer salad


Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook inside even here in Western New York. We needed to come up with dinner the other night so we put together this salad with whatever we had on hand.

My wife started off with a mixture of greens that were in the refrigerator, some romaine, leaf, and iceberg lettuce, and filled up a large bowl. Then she crumbled up four strips of crispy bacon on top.

Next, she added some red onions, diced tomatoes, sliced fresh zucchini, and cucumber just picked from our friend’s garden, and to top it off shredded cheddar cheese.

While she was doing all of that I fired up the grill and grilled a boneless chicken breast. We cut up the chicken breast, whipped up some ranch dressing and created a nice summer salad with whatever was on hand.

I went a step further with my salad and added fresh ground black pepper, almonds and some raisins.

This made for a nice meal for just the two of us. So if you’re stuck for a quick dinner just put together what you have.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed.

19 comments:

  1. Sounds luscious, Sam. In the heat of summer, we often have "refrigerator salad," and it's always different each time, depending on what we have on hand. I've thrown in dried cranberries, and even canned mandarin oranges (drained, of course.) This combination you've provided here sounds extra delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Nancy, It's always amazing what we can throw together with things we already have. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  2. This is the best kind of meal for a hot day. Well done, Sam.

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. Yes we didn't heat up the kitchen for this one. Just thew together what we had and it worked out great. Thanks David :)

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  3. Yummy! I love eating salad all the time. Yours sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing Sam.

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    1. Hi Thelma, It was very refreshing, and we just put it together with what we had. Thanks so much and have a wonderful evening :)

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  4. This looks like a really good salad.

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    1. It did come out pretty good for a quick meal. Thanks Sandy :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it Brenda, Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    1. I'll take that as you liked this Summer Salad!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Nice. A salad is good anytime, and a special summer salad would be perfect on those hot summer days. Looks yummy, Sam.

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    1. Exactly, Pat, salad is a perfect fit anytime. Thanks!

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  8. This looks like an awesome salad. I am always looking for new ways to make dinner good, and healthy!

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    1. So glad you like it Scott. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I love salads year round! This one looks delicious :)

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    1. It was really delicious Kyla. And, so easy to make!! Thanks

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  10. Yes it is too hot already to cook dinner! 100 + in Virginia already and it's only early May.. gonna be a long summer! This will be a must have all summerlong! Thanks for sharing on our Spring Salad Recipe Round up for Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

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