Side Dishes

Summertime Chopped Salad

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This is what I'll call a "Then and Now" recipe. Then ~ Last December I made a wonderful chopped salad for #SRC (Secret Recipe Club) called Winter Chopped Salad. It won rave reviews around the holiday's with family and friends. Now ~ We're in the thick of the hot, hot summer months I decided to switch up the ingredients to that same salad. My summer version is light and refreshing and has tons of fresh fruits and veggies and is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for

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FOR THE SALAD
3 bunches Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
2 nectarines, pitted and diced into 1/2" pieces
1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and diced into 1/2" pieces
1 pint of fresh blueberries, washed and drained
2 cups chopped, fresh broccoli, chopped in similar sizes as the fruit
1 cup chopped cauliflower, chopped in similar sizes as the fruit
1 cup chopped and peeled carrots, chopped in similar sizes as the fruit
2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped in similar sizes as the fruit
1 bunch green onions, sliced (white and green parts, both)
1 large red onion, peeled and chopped into similar sizes as the fruit
1 cup chopped, toasted pecans, optional (reserve some for garnish)
8 ounces crumbled blue cheese (reserve some for garnish)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

FOR THE DRESSING
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground ginger
*NOTE - This salad holds beautifully for 2-3 days in the fridge, so don't be afraid of leftovers. -In the largest serving bowl you have, add the lettuce and then all the remaining salad ingredients (in no...
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Nutritions

Calories
336

Sodium
1021mg
42% DV

Fat
18g
28% DV

Protein
9g
19% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
4g
17% DV

Putting a little Southern spin on classic New England lobster rolls with these simple and delicious shrimp rolls! On a warm summer day, there's just nothing better than a chilled sandwich and a cold beverage. Make them ahead if you're entertaining, or whip up the no-cook meal in about 15 minutes. These easy shrimp rolls are a delicious lunch or dinner when served alongside coleslaw, potato chips, hush puppies or pickles!

2 T salted butter
1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked shrimp
1 stalk celery
2 green onions
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 t lemon juice
1 t white vinegar
1 T minced fresh dill
1/4 t Old Bay seasoning
1/4 t sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper ( to taste )
4 hot dog buns
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  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions; toss gently to combine.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice,...
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Nutritions

Calories
248

Sodium
870mg
36% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
23g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV