Summer Salad

Happy June!!

We are trying to eat lighter this summer and if you don't mind
a little chopping it's easy.

What is prettier than a fresh summer tomato?
Nothing, that's what.

This salad has romaine, black olives, chopped red and yellow peppers, and green onions.

A little later we'll be adding the tomatoes and this grilled lemon chicken.
Thank you Ina Garten.

What's for supper at your house?

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  1. Aww, nothing like a good ripe tomato! Trying to eat lighter this summer too! We have a salad each evening and I always add chopped red and yellow peppers, green onions and avocado. I like to mix it up sometimes I add feta or blue cheese! Tonight, grilled chicken and maybe some roasted cauliflower!

    Hope you are having a great day!


  2. Yummy! I can't believe you have fresh tomatoes already! I am being bad and making braised short ribs for dinner with mashed potatoes. Normally I do eat lighter in the summer, but it is a rainy day today.

  3. Can I just say I love it when I refresh my Bloglovin' feed and a new post by you pops up? It's like a mini present. :) Gosh, those tomatoes look good! We just had fajitas the other night and I was saying how much better they would be with fresh, homegrown tomatoes. I'm taking it easy tonight and making breakfast for dinner. Scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast with jam. :) And I just might have a Mounds miniature candy for dessert. But I'll have to retrieve it from my hidden stash first. Gotta hide the good stuff, ya know. ;)

  4. Stacey, what gorgeous pictures and the salad looks so delicious.

    I decided to go on a gluten-free eating plan three months ago and starting eating a lot more salads. My husband teases me that I am going to turn into a head of lettuce...but I love salads. I don't feel so 'weighted down' after eating a yummy salad.


  5. My kids always complain that there is never anything to eat at our house. There is lots of food, but no snacks. I tell them it just takes seconds to chop veggies for a great salad.

    Enjoy your light summer!

  6. Love salads in the summer months especially with tomatoes. Your photo is making me hungry for one now. I am having something easy tonight, I made homemade split pea soup and we might have corned beef with swiss cheese/coleslaw and russian dressing on rye bread. Have a lovely week.

  7. That looks delicious! We are having grilled pesto chicken and a huge salad for dinner too. (It's where I hide the kale my husband doesn't really like- the other salad greens and tomatoes hide them) we are trying to really pay attention to what we eat and fresh salads are a staple around our dinner table almost every night. :)

  8. Nothing is more delicious than garden fresh summer salad! Colorful as well as healthy! The tomatoes look so yummy! I wonder how your bougainvillea plant doing this summer, Stacey? I brought mine inside for the winter and now its sitting outside in a pot, hopefully it will survive, keeping fingers crossed! Happy week! Hugs, Poppy

  9. That looks delicious! Our garden tomatoes are still green.

  10. I love salads, especially at summer time. They are easy and fast to make and delicious...I love adding grilled chicken to my salads to make them a well balanced meal :-) Thanks for sharing Stacey.


  11. What a perfect summer meal, looks fresh and delicious. I'm trying my hand at moussaka, I hope I've not overreached :-)

  12. I cannot wait for fresh garden tomatoes! I am so ready for summer vegetables!

  13. Your salad sounds delicious and your ingredients look so fresh and 'summery'.

    What dressing do you like?

  14. Summer tomatoes are the best! This looks delicious :)

  15. Salads and grilled meats are staples in the summer. We spend a lot more time working in the yard and garden and spending a lot of prep and planning time is something we would rather not do. So we grill burgers or chicken, enough for several meals, and throw together a salad with fresh fruit, a little cheese and pecans and call it good. And it is!

  16. Hi Stacey, oh this looks so good. Love adding the chicken for a light summer dinner. Your tomatoes look scrumptious. We are trying to eat lighter too. I have a weekend salad post scheduled you might like. Your pics are great!!
    Happy June!

  17. Stacey,
    This salad looks so yummy. I love summer and just throwing something on the grill like chicken and then adding it to a fresh salad. Have a great rest of the week.

  18. This looks heavenly---I love the crunch of Romaine. We eat salads every evening, too, and sometimes I also have one for lunch so I have to be creative. Lately I've been adding beans for texture and making my own vinaigrettes. Yeah, summer!

    Jane x

  19. love garden salads! We also include thinly sliced cucumber and craisins. :) Some sliced red onions are delicious, too. A sprinkling of grated cheese on top. And occasionally, try only fresh lemon as your dressing. ;)

  20. Your salad looks mmmmm mmmmmmm good!!
    Wish I could find a pretty tomato like that around here :^(
    Supper will be corn
    and tomorrow corn
    and Monday, corn......yes Ma'am, we eat it at least once a day when we can get good fresh ears!! HEB is having a shrimp boil the we will have a few shrimp with our corn :^)
    Blessings to you,

  21. Looks wonderful!! You defiantly have a touch with gardening and flowers!


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