When my kids were younger it had a different feeling than it does now. When they were really little our days were filled with trips to the pool, long naps and evening bike rides. As they got a little older, we spent the days traveling to sports camps, practices and summer jobs. Always busy but the actual elements of summer changed as my family grew. There were three constant elements though that still remain. Family, Fun and of course, Food.
As part of the Elements of Summer Tour, I’m sharing a recipe for a 7 Ingredient Summer Salad that was inspired by a beach lunch we enjoyed on our Florida vacation. It’s easy, quick and the ingredients just go together so well.
I use the shredded lettuce most of the time but any lettuce would be delicious. The little cups of mandarin oranges come in 4-packs but a fresh orange would work just as well. I like the convenience of the individual cups.This is the perfect side salad to any summer meal but I mostly eat it for lunch. I can squeeze three salads out of a bag of lettuce so I have been eating it three times a week since March. I’m still not the least bit tired of it. Sometimes I add a hard boiled egg or left-over rotisserie chicken. I don’t bother with it if I am out of mandarin oranges though because it’s just not as good without them!
If you have time to visit some of the other blogs in the tour there is a linky just below with all the posts. They are all live since this is the last day and there is some incredible stuff. I’ll be back on Sunday with my No Sew group. We’ve rounded up our best content so it’s easier to find.