June 17, 2013

super lazy eats: summer berry salad



One of the best things about summer? The abundance of fresh fruit. YUM. Especially berries. We recently got a Wegman's in town, and the first thing you see when you walk in are strawberries. 2 lb. cartons for $3.99, to be exact. Not bad. I find myself picking up a carton just about every shopping trip.

There is a downside, of course. We all know how quickly those blasted things go bad. I feel like I wake up the next morning only to throw the carton out. I rinse them, I've tried random tips like rinsing with vinegar...not much seems to work.

Nothing is wasted; the tops make a tasty snack for Zoot!


My solution? Eat 'em fast!

I bring the carton home,rinse and cut the berries, and store them in the fridge so they're super accessible. They seem to keep a tad bit longer in the fridge too.

I eat 'em raw, throw them in yummy drinks, and a recent favorite, toss 'em on a salad. YUM. With the berries already cut and good to go, this truly is a super lazy eat.


Summer Berry Salad

You Will Need:

Salad greens (I like a spinach blend with the berries!)
Strawberries, cut and rinsed
Blueberries, rinsed
Sliced almonds (it's also tasty with pecans)
Dressing (super tasty with raspberry vinaigrette!)

Directions:

Really? You need directions. Put all the stuff in a bowl however you like it, top off with dressing, and eat! Healthy, yummy, and easy!




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15 comments:

  1. Oh, this is definitely my kind of summer lunch! Yum :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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  2. This looks so yummy and super easy. My kind of lunch!

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  3. This is a very easy way not to waste strawberries. I'll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. We have the same bowl and I love to put my food in it and take pics for my blog too. I also almosted posted a recipe like this when I did the blueberry post last week. See this is why we frans.

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  5. I love this salad! Sometimes I'll add grilled chicken and/or blue cheese crumbles to it. Blackberries are good in it also. Definitely with Raspberry Vin.!

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  6. What a gorgeous salad! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  7. Bekah, this looks so good! We've been eating a similar salad for the last couple of weeks. I also add grilled chicken and feta cheese... Yum!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

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  8. Mmm this looks delish. I need to be throwing more summer salads into my summer.

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  9. Your pic looks so good! Light and easy is the way to go. visiting from
    http://easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com/

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  10. This salad looks too pretty to eat!

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  11. Love this! So easy and fresh.

    Kathleen
    www.coulditbeceliac.com

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  12. Love salads like this. Love the ease of the recipe too!

    Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party! so glad you stopped by!

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  13. That looks absolutely light and refreshing!
    I'd love to have you share this and/or any other recipe at Wednesday Extravaganza - A Foodie Link Party! Hope to see you there :)
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2013/06/wednesday-extravaganza-34.html

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