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How To Make My Favorite Butter Lettuce Salad

I love me a good salad. If you have been part of the community on my blog for sometime, you know this. However recently,  I have been getting more adventurous with flavor combos and ingredients. Today I am sharing my most recent creation, which has become a favorite for my lunches at work. It’s so easy to throw together the night before or in the morning before you leave. I know you will look forward to eating this salad as much as I do!  Continue reading How To Make My Favorite Butter Lettuce Salad

Red, White & Blue Berry + Butter Lettuce Salad Recipe [Vegan, Gluten Free]

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Summer usually means warm weather, BBQs and lots of fresh product. I love to create yummy salads all year, but in the summertime it is especially easy to be inspired to create a salad with all the fresh veggies available. Plus salads are something that can be enjoyed despite the heat.  I partnered with OrganicGirl to share with you s delicious and patriotic salad recipe using their newest lettuce blends. 

OrganicGirl just launched True hearts butter and butter, plus salad blends which are unlike any other butter lettuce you’ve tried. If you haven’t tried butter lettuce, you must! It is smooth, buttery, hence the name, and delicious! The blends feature butter hearts only (no need to peel away the large outer leaves), which are harvested whole and gently separated by hand. These tender, sweet, crispy leaves are perfect for making a salad fast and healthy—just in time for summer! 

The patriotic berry salad I created using the “butter, plus” blend is vegan and gluten free. It’s great as a side salad or on it’s own. Of course you can add some grilled chicken for protein if you would like.  Below the recipe,  be sure to snag a buy one, try one coupon for OrganicGirl!! 

Red, White & Blue Berry Salad


1 clamshell  organicgirl “butter, plus” lettuce blend
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
organicgirl lemon agave dressing


1) In a large bowl, combine butter lettuce and the lemon agave dressing. Use the amount of dressing to your liking. I like lighter dressing, so I used 4T of dressing for the whole clamshell of lettuce. 
2) Wash berries and throw into salad bowl.
3) Top with slivered almonds.
4) Enjoy!!


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Eat Your Hearts Out Tour

Seattle readers, organicgirl is stopping in Seattle as part of its six-city Eat Your Hearts Out Tour!! They have partnered up with local cookbook author and nutritionist, Sarah Adler of Simply Real Health, for a salad bar take over featuring her new herbaceous babe simple summer salad at your local grocer. Join me on July 17th! 

How to Make My Favorite Winter Salad

When the dark days of winter roll around, the last thing we think of for lunch or dinner is a salad. I understand the struggle is real; however, I have found a salad that makes my heart sing in winter. It is the perfect combination of fall and winter flavors. It is so yummy I actually crave it! This salad can be prepped ahead of time and is great as a yummy lunch or dinner. img_0587-jpg

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How To Make my Favorite Summer Salad

With spring in full swing, summer is getting that much closer! My favorite part about summer, besides the amazing weather, is all the fresh fruit & veggies! I love going to a farmers market or even my local grocery store and picking up the freshest produce I can find. I call this my favorite summer salad because it highlights the flavors of summer. While the ingredients in this salad are freshest in the summer, you can enjoy it year around. It’s delicious, refreshing, quick and super easy to prepare. I know you will love this salad as much as I do! FullSizeRender-1

Why I Love It

This salad is my favorite for a LOT of reasons. Not only does it taste AMAZING, it’s ready in less than 15 minutes. This is my go-to on super busy days when I don’t have a ton of time to prep or when I need a last minute dinner idea. It is also super filling! Sometimes people don’t like to eat a ‘salad’ for dinner because they don’t feel satisfied – not the case here! Another reason this is my favorite summer salad is it’s 100% plant based. I am not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I love to eat meatless meals from time to time. I tempeh as the protein in the salad and it is sooooo good! I never used to be a fan of tempeh until I found a brand that I really like. Don’t worry, if you aren’t a fan of tempeh or prefer to eat animal protein, I have included a few substitutions below.favorite summer salad blog_tweet

Before we get to the recipe, here are a few tips:
1) The best way to eat this salad is in a HUGE bowl. If you don’t have a huge bowl, grab a mixing bowl. It is the best way to get to enjoy all the flavors and not make a huge mess.
2) Not a fan of tempeh? Substitute cooked tofu to keep it plant based. Want animal protein? Substitute grilled chicken breast or salmon. 

My Favorite Summer Salad Recipe


Sarah's Favorite Summer Salad
Serves 1
Easy to prepare, fresh flavors and plant based, you cannot go wrong with this salad!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1/2 package of tempeh, sliced (my favorite is Lightlife, I find it has the best flavor)
  2. 4 cups of mixed greens
  3. 1/4 cup fresh blackberries
  4. 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  5. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed (see instructions below)
  6. 1 small orange, sliced (my favorite is a minneola orange)
  7. 2T walnuts
  8. 1 avocado, sliced
  1. To cook tempeh: Cut into thin slices and place into non-stick skillet on medium heat. Cook until lightly browned. Flip and cook other side until lightly browned. Remove from heat and place on salad.
  2. To thaw blueberries: place 1/4 cup frozen blueberries in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute until thawed. Pour blueberries + juice over the salad. I love to thaw this way and use the juice as a way to add extra flavor to the salad.
  3. The salad: Place greens in bowl. Layer ingredients as you like. My favorite way is in this order: lettuce, walnuts, berries, orange slices, avocado, tempeh. Be creative and make this salad yours. Layer it how you want!
Need more than one serving?
  1. Multiply the ingredients and prep this in an even bigger bowl to enjoy family style, or serve it up for each individual!
  1. Use your favorite protein. My favorite way to enjoy is with tempeh. Animal proteins that taste good with these flavors are salmon or grilled chicken breast.
  1. You can use frozen fruit if you cannot find fresh. Just let it thaw or warm in microwave prior to using.
Adapted from Inspired by Jen Rowland
A Sweet Blonde & Her Fit Life http://sweetblondesfitlife.com/

I know this salad will become a staple in your house as it has in mine.  

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