The Best Salad Ever!

Good morning!! How was your weekend?  We had a great one at home with lots of relaxing and hanging out with friends.  I’ll have a weekend recap up soon!  But first, I have got to share a new salad recipe with you all.  My mother-in-law made this for us when we were in Indy for Christmas last month and it was so good I had to recreate it when I got home.  I’ve been making it ever since we had it and just making a few changes each time to keep it interesting.  Everyone always asks me how I eat salad so often and it’s because I switch them up each time and keep them fun!  I love all the toppings and changing them out gives the salad variety and helps me to keep from being bored of them same salad over and over again.  

The original recipe used mixed greens or arugula, but I had romaine on hand (is romaine safe to eat now?? :)).  Riley has been wanting to play so much lately so whenever I look down, there is usually a toy and Riley staring right back at me ready to play!

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Next add a chopped granny smith apple.  I love apples and eat them all the time, but I usually don’t go for granny smith because they are so tart, but granny smith are perfect for this salad.  Ofcourse any apple will work!

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Next up, pumpkin seeds!  We found these roasted, salted pumpkin seeds at our grocery and I have been throwing them on salads, in yogurt, or just grabbing a handful or two for a quick salty snack.  They are so addicting. 🙂

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Callie was sure about this addition.  😉

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Riley was curious though. 🙂

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Then add dried cherries.  I often add dried cranberries to my salads, but these dried cherries take it to the next level.  They are so sweet and bigger than craisins and add such a great flavor component.  

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Riley wanted in on the action. 

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So many tasty flavors.

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The last important ingredient is goat cheese.  I usually don’t add cheese to my salads, but if I have goat cheese on hand, it’s going in!  Goat cheese is my absolute favorite.  

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The dressing was a simple olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, but I have also used balsamic and it goes really well with these flavors too!  

Yall have to try this tasty salad combination!  It’s so yummy, I can’t count the times I’ve made it since Christmas! I hope you all have a fabulous week ahead!  I’ll be back soon! xoxoxo

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Favorite salad toppings?
  3. Favorite salad dressing? Do you make your own?

5 thoughts on “The Best Salad Ever!

  1. I eat salads EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. I also put all kinds of yummie stuff in mine and it is really by choice…by favorite meal! I love the salads you make Taylor. They look so so so so delicious! I must amp up my game and add it some of the ingredients like cherries, pumpkins seeds to mine. I hope you have an amazing week!

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  2. I agree! I could never get sick of salad because there are so many ways to switch it up. This salad sounds perfect! Yum!! I don’t usually make my own dressing though but I should totally start. Seems simple enough. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to your next recap!

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