Tropical Island Salad is a delicious salad with romaine leaves, mandarins, coconut flakes and almonds with a homemade honey mustard dressing
One of my favourite places I’ve visited is St. Pete’s beach. We have gone there a few times and every time we leave we are dying to go back. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk for miles. In fact, one of our favourite restaurants, The Conch Republic is just a minute drive from where we stay, so last time we were there we walked along the beach back to our condo. It was so beautiful. The night sky, the ocean air, the sand in my toes. I just love it there.
On our way back there was a guy sitting on the shore with a fishing line in the water. We were curious as to what he was fishing for this late at night and being from way up north we were not familiar with what fish he could be trying to catch. So we asked him. He answers with “shark”.
Seriously? I never knew you could fish for shark along the shore! Not sure if I’m wanting to go in the water there again.
Anyhow, The Conch has an amazing Tropical Island Salad. I have the same thing every time we go there (I’m not a seafood fan, which is funny because this restaurant has a ton of it). So I decided to copycat the salad and make it at home (I copied their coconut chicken too but that recipe will be coming soon). This salad is so good. It takes me right back to our vacation. I never realized how easy honey mustard dressing is to make. I guess I never really thought about it. But, once you try this recipe you will never buy a bottle of it again.
Cucumber Pineapple Salad with Edamame, Mint, Red Peppers and Pineapple Vinaigrette is a perfect salad you’ll want to add to your summer meal lineup
Guys, I am so excited about my new spiralizer I ordered online. I have seen so many fun looking recipes online using a spiralizer, I just had to be a part of it and try it out myself. I honestly can’t believe how easy it is to use. I’m telling you, if you don’t have one, go and order one right now. You’ll love it. I have so many ideas for recipes that I want to try. The possibilities are endless.
I ordered mine from Amazon here. It is such a good price and totally worth the money.
With my new handy dandy gadget I came up with this Cucumber Pineapple Salad.
It was so good!
It is the perfect summer salad for a hot day and you know what? The kids loved it. Hooray! A salad that the kids actually wanted more of. I think they love the pineapple in it. Not to mention they found the spiral noodle like pieces of cucumber fascinating.
If you want to make a salad that’s a little bit different but really really good, try this one. It’ll be a hit. And if you have any fabulous spiralizer recipes, please share in the comments section below. I’d love to add some to my collection.
Check out this video from Pinch of Yum where Lindsay demonstrates a couple of different spiralizers and how to use them
Enjoy! and Thanks for stopping by again.
Summer Dill & Cucumber Salad is also an Eastern European salad called “Mizeria”. The flavours of cucumber and dill blend together perfectly to make a fresh tasting cuke salad.
Yesterday was an exciting day for the little boys in this house. We went to the mall and waited for 3 1/2 hours to meet Matt Murray and the Stanley cup. Most of you know my boys all play hockey and love all things hockey, so this was exciting for them. Matt Murray is the goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins and they Won the Stanley Cup this year. Since Matt is from my hometown he brought the cup here for the locals to enjoy too. (See some pics on my Instagram)
Anyhow, I grew up eating this “Mizeria” salad quite often. We had this all year long though, not just in the summer. My dad made it most of the time if I recall correctly. And it’s actually quite simple. Only a few ingredients. It tastes fresh and summery and is simply delightful.
You can slice the cucumbers with a knife. I happen to have a mandolin slicer, so I used the thin setting to slice it.
Add some chopped fresh dill and green onions, mix in the sour cream dressing and that’s it. Super simple right? Perfect for a BBQ side dish.
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Want to add a new salad to your lineup? Try this Roasted Vegetable and Grain Salad . You can eat it cold or warmed up.
It’s been busy around our house lately. With a family wedding this past weekend and my husband being in the wedding party there’s been barely enough time to do anything around here.
Dishes are in the sink, laundry is piled up, I can’t see one single inch of flooring in our youngest boys bedroom (he decided to dig through 4 piles of clean laundry, empty his entire toy box and scatter laundry and toys all over the room)
But, the good news is I made this salad a couple of days ago so I’d have something in the fridge to eat when I want to just grab something quick.
Same with the kids. They’ve been eating like crazy and I wanted to have something ready and healthy on hand.
This salad is so good. I love roasted vegetables, so I paired it with some healthy grains to give this salad a hearty feel.
Some of these vegetables didn’t make it into the salad after I roasted them, I couldn’t help myself.
Don’t these grains just scream hearty and healthy? I love barley.
Look at all of this goodness.
Here’s the recipe….
Roasted Vegetable and Grain Salad