Fresh Summer Salads to Beat the Heat!

July 16th, 2013
I’m a veggie-lover all year long, but when summertime rolls around I’m a full-on salad junkie!
Here are two of my absolute favorite simple summertime salads. Refreshing, easy and heart-healthy – you’ll want to make these tonight!
Stay cool,
Cary
p.s. Do you have a favorite summertime recipe you’d love to share? Send it to research@21drops.com and we’ll include it in our 21 Drops blog cookbook… and give you full credit! Please be sure to include a photo so our readers can fully appreciate your masterpiece!

                                                                                                                             Make it in a Minute Garbanzo Bean Salad

2 cans or freshly prepared garbanzo beans
1/2 red pepper  chopped
1/2 yellow pepper
1/2 red onion finely chopped
1/2 cucumber – scrapped and chopped
2 tbsp freshly chopped herbs of your choice ( I enjoy oregano and thyme with this dish)
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Toss gently.

                                                                                                                              Oh-So-Refreshing Watermelon-Feta Salad

                                                                                                                                          photo credit: John Taylor
1/4  small watermelon cut into bite size cubes
1 package Feta, cut into small bite size cubes
1 red onion thinly sliced
1/2 jicama – skin removed and cut into small bite size cubes
1 cucumber peeled and cut into bite sized cubes
(Option of adding thin sliced fennel as well)
Fresh chopped mint to taste (1-2 Tbsp)
Whisk together 2 tbsp of raspberry vinegar and a tbsp of virgin olive oil.
Pour the oil and vinegar mixture over the above ingredients  and gently mix in a large mixing  bowl.
Serve chilled over a bed of your favorite greens for the most refreshing summer salad! (I love arugula with this sweet dish)

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