Archive | June, 2016

Farmer’s Market Chopped Salad

Happy official  first week of summer! It feels more like happy second month of summer but either way I love this time of year. One of my favorite parts of summer is all the fresh veggies, I can’t wait for a really ripe, summer tomato.


I basically do 90% of our grocery shopping at the farmer’s market during the summer. This week I have lots of squash and zucchini on hand which reminds me of a salad I’ve been trying to recreate  for a LONG time.


I can remember one summer, maybe after sophmore year of college having dinner with my parents at Local 463 and I ordered the chopped salad, it had lots of fresh, raw zucchini, squash and peppers-all the good summer veggies.


It’s probably my favorite salad of all time. I found a recipe on food and wine today that is the closest to 463 I’ve had. This makes for a great lunch.. You may be tempted to steam or saute the veggies but leave them raw. As long as they are small diced you will love the crunch and freshness. Let me know if you make this recipe, leave a comment below!


Run recap: Four slow miles today! I need to start keeping a weekly log so I’ll have a record of how much peapod and I ran together.


13 Weeks Tomorrow!

Farmer's Market Chopped Salad
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  1. 1 small squash, small diced
  2. 1/2 large zucchini, small diced
  3. 3/4 red bell pepper, small diced
  4. 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  5. bunch of fresh herbs chopped (rosemary & basil)
  6. large handful of chopped romaine (base of salad)
  7. 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (I left this out, not by choice)
creamy dressing
  1. 2 T lemon juice
  2. 2 T mayo
  3. 1/4 canola oil (I used evoo)
  4. kosher salt and cracked pepper
  1. For dressing: Whisk together lemon juice and mayo then drizzle in oil, season with salt and pepper. Toss together chopped zucchini, squash, peppers and green onion. Drizzle dressing over veggies. Place veggies atop lightly dressed romaine, top with goat cheese and enjoy!
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