July around WNC is usually pretty hot! It is right about this month that I start to prefer all things fresh in my diet. Cool fruits and vegetables serve as snacks and the main course around here lately. We are so blessed to have a pot full of fresh herbs as well as a garden bursting forth with spinach and tomatoes. All of this lends itself to yummy salad recipes that the boys are proud to eat because they helped grow it all.
Some of the best ways to get kids to eat salads is to make sure to add plenty of color and maybe even a fruit or two. Sine July is National Blueberries Month, I thought tossing a few of these into the mix would take the salad up a notch. Of course, finely shredded carrots and a touch of onion gives the salad even more color and flavor. I also usually like to add a bit of protein to a salad. Chicken would be great in this one, but I also love to add nuts. Pecans are usually my go-to, but walnuts would also be delicious in this salad.
For the dressing, we made our own using the GOOD SEASONS Cruet Kit. I love this thing because it gives lines for where to fill the specific ingredients as well as handy recipes for some of your favorite salad dressings on the back of the box. Some of the recipes call for using the GOOD SEASONS Salad Dressing Mixes and others simply require ingredients that you probably already have in your cabinets. Either way, you have a great dressing that you made yourself!