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A season of salads: summer chopped salad

April 11, 2016

As part two in my “season of salads” series, I’m sharing a yummy salad from my sweet sister-in-law, Madison.

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Madison is the kind of sister-in-law you dream of getting! She’s as thoughtful and kind as she is fun. My husband jokes that the main reason I agreed to marrying him was because it meant I would inherit Madison as a sister-in-law. Ha! While that isn’t *entirely* true, gaining Madison as a sister was a pretty sweet deal, too! 😉 And truth be told, I really don’t know what I would do without her!

This non-traditional salad is one Madison and my brother-in-law whip up often, as a side with their dinners. She shared the recipe with me a few months ago, and I finally picked up the ingredients to try it last week — and I’m so glad I did! It’s colorful, crisp and tangy… The perfect combination for a summery salad! And with no lettuce or traditional dressing, it feels extra light and fresh!







2 cucumbers, seeded and chopped (I didn’t follow directions well and only got one cucumber — but it still turned out well!)
1 avocado, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
juice of 1 lime (if your lime isn’t very juicy, you could use two)
salt and pepper to taste
(dash of olive oil is optional)

Chop up all of your veggies, dress with lime juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you like a bit more dressing on your salads, you could add a little EVOO — but that’s entirely optional. Makes four small servings.


Do me a favor and try this one soon. You’ll be so glad you did!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Sarah T Byrkit April 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Yum! I bet this could double as a pico on top of tacos or a bowl.

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