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The Freshest Five Minute Salad

The Freshest Five Minute Salad

Hello, hello! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? This summer has been absolutely crazy, but in the best way. I had a mental list of things I wanted to accomplish and I’m not too upset with how much got crossed off. I didn’t mean to put blogging on the back burner, but somehow it ended up there.
This weekend I went to the lake with my small group. We lounged on the water, got overly competitive playing card games, and had intentional conversations over home-made Oreo pie. It was an eventful, relaxing, all-around wonderful experience to say the least. I am incredibly thankful for the friends God has placed in my life and how he orchestrated us all meeting.

Before I get talking too much about that, I wanted to share an incredibly easy salad I fixed up at the lake house. You might notice (or I hope you do!) that my pictures are of better quality than usual. I finally took some time to explore my camera. The whole photography thing is still a work in progress though, so bear with me!Early Saturday morning we went to the Farmer’s Market and picked up a few things. We naturally had to grab two bags of peaches since we were in Georgia, but we also left with our hands full of tomatoes and cucumbers and our heads full of images of tempting homemade pastries.

When we got back I started rummaging through the fridge to see what I could throw together. It’s easy to cave when you’re on vacations and say “Whatever, I’m having ice cream for lunch.” I fall into that trap occasionally, but I feel more energized when I choose healthy options and I wanted plenty of energy for the jet ski and tubing.

Ok, onto the salad… What you’ll need: Rotisserie chicken, edamame, feta cheese, avocado, tomato, cucumber, mixed greens and dressing of choice.

I washed and diced the cucumber and tomato, pulled/chopped some chicken breast pieces off the rotisserie chicken, crumbled feta cheese on top, and threw in a few slices of avocado. I didn’t want to hog all the chicken so I added in edamame for extra protein. For my dressing I chose a balsamic vinaigrette and drizzled some… barbecue sauce! I am on this weird barbecue kick lately but it actually added great flavor.Sometimes I feel silly sharing salad recipes, but people often get in a “salad rut” and don’t realize you can seriously throw anything in the bowl and call it a salad. The only ingredient you should probably include is lettuce 😉

Happy Hump Day! x



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