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Strawberry-Broccoli Salad…Simple, Easy, Delicious!

Perfect salad for any summertime festivity!

Perfect salad for any summertime festivity!

Take a few ingredients most people have around the house (at least this time of year), chop it up, stir it up and you have yourself one tasty and healthy salad! ¬†This salad seems basic when you look at the short list of players involved, but it’s when you marry them all together…it makes magic in your mouth ūüôā ¬†Did I mention this will make getting your kids to eat their greens a little less stressful!

So let’s get on with it. ¬†Wait, I should make a small disclaimer first. ¬†I’m the type of cook that if I’m reading a recipe and I don’t have that exact ingredient…I find one that will fill in nicely and move on or perhaps just leave it out completely. ¬†This recipe from thediva-dish was no exception.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Strawberries (the fresher the better!) sliced
  • 2 cups Broccoli (or in my case Brocollini) cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup nuts (pecans, cashews, macadamia…just about any type will do)

Dressing

  • 2 heaping Tbsp of plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp agave or honey
  • 1+ ¬†Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • dash of cinnamon

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Start by chopping all ingredients to desired bite size pieces and place in serving dish. ¬†It should look beautiful and colorful like so…

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I happened to have one of those handy “Magic Bullets” but otherwise use your blender or just your brut strength and mix all of the Dressing ingredients together. ¬†Drizzle over chopped ingredients and stir.

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Grab a fork and dig in!

 

Gluten-Free Crisp Apple Waldorf Salad

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What better way to use those apples that are literally breaking the branches off those apples trees! ¬†Put them in this delicious and hearty Crisp Waldorf Salad. ¬†This salad can wear many hats…this is my tasty version!

Gluten-Free Crisp Waldorf Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups packed Mixed greens

1/2 of Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced (I prefer the tartness of Granny Smith for this salad)

3 Tbsp Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese crumbles

2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries

2 Tbsp Toasted Walnuts

Assemble all ingredients on a plate and dress with the following…

Gluten-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette (my simple homemade version)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup good Balsamic Vinegar

1/3 cup good Olive Oil

1-2 Tbsp of your favorite jam or preserves (I prefer Raspberry, but any fruit would be good)

1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon

salt and pepper to taste

Shake well and serve  

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