It’s World Cup fever around our house! And last night proved to be an incredible start for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Even if you aren’t a soccer fan, that game had everything in it that movies are made of:
–first, a U.S. goal by team captain, Clint Dempsey, in the first 30 seconds of the game
–then, the U.S. battling on even as Ghana tied it up late in the second half
–finally, playing in his first World Cup ever, substitute Brooks enters the game and scores in the 85th minute
Game over, three points, and it’s on to Portugal!
So to set the mood for everything American last night, it was hamburgers and hotdogs for dinner. And keeping it healthy (and festive), I made my latest salad obsession, Red White and Blue Summer Salad.
I’m obsessed with this salad for several reasons; its quick and easy, it has very few ingredients and it’s healthy. Oh… also, I know the kids will eat it and I feel like a super mom, counteracting any bad nutrition they may acquire from the hot dogs.
Kim introduced me to this salad, who got it from Pat, who got it from someone else. Isn’t that the way most recipes work these days? Probably to arrive full circle back on Pinterest, the current gatekeeper of most great food ideas.
You can use any variety of fruit for this salad, but I like to keep it simple with strawberries, blueberries and apples.
Red White and Blue Summer Salad
1 pint of Blueberries, rinsed
1 pint of strawberries, cut in to small pieces, slightly larger than a blueberry
1 large apple(I like Royal Gala)diced in to small bite sized pieces
Honey for drizzling
Place first three ingredients in a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over, stirring as you go. Drizzle honey over, and stir some more.
That’s it. How easy is that??? The lime keeps the apple from turning brown–bonus! And it tastes best when you cut the fruit into small pieces. I don’t know why, it just does. Also, Kim, per Pat, insists another key to the success is in the stirring. So, whatever you do, do not skimp on the stirring, or you won’t get each little piece of fruit coated with the honey and lime that give it that extra zip!
A perfect patriotic summer salad packed with nature’s ingredients and seasonal fruits to make for the 4th of July! Go USA!
hogs and kisses,