June Salad Challenge 14~22

Finally- an update!! As you know, we are still finishing up our June Salad challenge in July and we’re getting closer to 30 salads! This has been a fun challenge to do.

Here are the latest:

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Recipe~ Cucumber, Tomato, & Pineapple Salad
Changes~ none
The Stars~ Pineapple, Asian dressing and mint from our garden
Recommend~ This was really good after I had chilled it for a couple of hours. I also didn’t need to use all the dressing.

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Recipe~ Copy Cat Olive Garden Salad
Changes~ My salad is not exactly the way that Olive Garden does it- I didn’t have any of those peppers they put on theirs.
The Stars~ The dressing!!
Recommend~ This was a pretty good copy cat recipe. I saved the dressing and used it on my lunch salads.

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Recipe~ Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Cider Vinaigrette
Changes~ I didn’t have arugula so I used spinach. 
The Stars~ Butternut Squash, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard
Recommend~ This was a favorite in our house. The vinaigrette is really tasty.

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Recipe~ Summer Tortellini Salad
Changes~ none
The Stars~ Tortellini, basil, artichoke hearts
Recommend~ We both really liked this salad. Next time I won’t use as much basil just because I’m not a huge fan of it and I thought the flavor was too strong. Also, find an italian dressing you really like because that will make all the difference.

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Recipe~ Chicken Salad
Changes~ I usually just make chicken salad from memory so that link will just give you some ideas. This time I had grapes, craisins, celery and cashews in it.
The Stars~ Chicken, Cashews, Celery, Grapes, Craisins
Recommend~ I always serve mine on croissants, because I like that better than just plain bread.

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Recipe~ Crunchy Sweet Brussel Sprout Salad
Changes~ none
The Stars~ Brussel sprouts, nutmeg, cranberries, walnuts
Recommend~ Yum, yum! I am loving Brussel sprouts more and more. Try this!

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Recipe~ Quinoa, Kale, & Butternut Squash Salad
Changes~ I didn’t have any thyme so I left it out. I was okay with that because I really don’t like thyme.
The Stars~ Quinoa, Kale, Butternut Squash
Recommend~ We are big fans of this salad! Quinoa is just so versatile. The kale came from our garden and it was so good!!

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Recipe~ Ham & Turkey Chef Salad
Changes~ none- the link to those chef salad recipes is just some suggestions. I didn’t really use a recipe for this one.
The Stars~ Ham, Turkey, Hard boiled eggs, and veggies
Recommend~ I had some deli meat I needed to use so I just sliced that length wise. Chef salads are so easy and there are a ton of different ways you can make them. I love the eggs though and always add a little salt and pepper on top. I put out several kinds of dressing to go with it.

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Recipe~ Avocado, Cranberry, & Carrot Salad
Changes~ I didn’t have any apples so those were omitted. 
The Stars~ Avocado, carrot, pecans, cranberries, spinach
Recommend~ You guys know I’m a huge fan of avocado. If you are too, then you need to try this. I barely used any balsamic and it was perfect. The shaved carrots were a nice addition too.

Well, probably just one more batch of recipes and we will be done with this challenge!

Which of these salads do you think you’d like to try?
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3 thoughts on “June Salad Challenge 14~22

  1. I love this idea, I hope to do it someday. You have so much variety, I love it! The ham and turkey chef looks particularly tasty today. We love grapes in our chicken salad, up to the point of doing equal parts chicken and grapes. Yum!

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