Salads don't have to be boring unless this is your idea of a salad. I've learned to love salads over the past few years. Growing up, I was never a salad eater. However, salads can be a lot of fun to prepare and of course, very filling. Now a days, in order for me to really enjoy my salads, I have to dress them up a bit. I've created 3 great salad creations for you. Enjoy!
Mango-kiwi fruit salad 3 kiwis (sliced) 1 mango (cubed) 10 baby carrots (chopped) 1 small apple (chopped) 1/4 cup grapes (halved) 1/2 large lemon juice (or small lemon) for dressing
To cut kiwi's: 1)Cut kiwi in half. 2) Use a spoon to remove skin from kiwi 3) Turn skin inside out. 4) Cut off the ends.
To cut mango: 1) Cut segments out around the core 2) Use a sharp knife to make a grid on mango segments. 3) Use your thumbs on skin-side to pop out the top of mango segment. 4) Cut off cubes with knife.
Carrot, Coconut and Raisin salad 1 bag pre-cut matchstick carrots 4 tbsp shredded coconut 2 tangerines (sliced, seeds removed) + juice 1 pear (chopped) 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup cranberries 1/2 lemon (juice)
Cucumber Tomato salad
1 large cucumber - halved then sliced again in half (I made it look extra pretty by scraping a fork on the outside of the cucumber before cutting it) 5 roma tomatoes - halved, then sliced again in half 2 ounces block mozzarella cheese - cut in small cubes Pepper 1 large clove garlic (chopped) 2 tbsp poppy seed dressing (you can use balsamic or any vinaigrette) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil