Make Your Own Salad Night

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Sometimes the most simple foods can turn out to be the most enjoyable dinner. Who needs porcini risotto when you can have a big bowl of salad? Actually, even while writing this out – a big bowl of salad does not sound very enticing. But if you chop up some of your favorite ingredients like artichokes, apples, cucumbers, peppers, roasted tomatoes (I have a close up of these  after  the jump) and more, “make your own salad night” turns into so much more.

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The best part is this extremely satisfying healthy meal takes very little work. That’s the whole concept of Make Your Own Salad Night – you just chop up some ingredients and throw them all together in a bowl. No cooking involved! Unless of course you make some roasted tomatoes to add to your salad too. Which if you do, it’ll make all the difference (and they’re easy too!)

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Serve your salad with a loaf of crusty bread and some olive oil, Parmesan cheese dipping sauce and you have one very enticing meal. I’ll be honest – I went running with a friend and I wasn’t planning on staying for dinner but as soon as I saw the olive oil cheese and amazing salad ingredients, I was sold. Thanks Jen and Jordan for having me over for Make Your Own Salad Night (which as it turns out, is just about every night at their house :)).

More Salad Recipes:
Salad of Summer
Simple Green Salad
Green Salad with  Mozzarella and Tomatoes
Fresh Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Pear and Baby Green Salad

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  • http://www.sippitysup.com sippitysup

    I have what I call my “weekly salad bowl”. It starts out on Sunday a simple salad of fresh greens and not much else. I have a little with one meal. Then the next day I add a bit more to stretch it out to another meal. I repeat this process several days in a row, by the time the last few bites are enjoyed it’s quite a medley of tastes! So I know the joy of salad. GREG

  • http://www.mpalumbolaw.com Elle

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it out! :)

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