Happy Wednesday! I told myself that I would give ourselves a week to recover from our month of travel, but this week is just going by too fast! We've definitely been enjoying laying around watching cartoons. I finally watched Anastasia with my five year old daughter. Do you guys remember that cartoon from the 90's? I may had been in HS when it came out, but I still loved it! It's fun to enjoy those kinds of things with your kids.
This isn't exactly the most groundbreaking salad in the world, most of you have probably had some sort of variation of this before. I still had to post it because my sister and I probably ate this salad about ten times while she stayed the month with me. It's a wonderful summer salad, healthy, but still so flavorful. I got the idea from Cooking Light, which comes with a recipe for a vinaigrette, but in all honesty I just preferred a bottled balsamic or red wine vinaigrette. It's quicker and just as good. My favorite part about the salad was the crusty bread that soaked up all that dressing. It's like biting into little flavor nuggets!
Adapted from Cooking Light
(Makes 1 salad)
1 serving size of spring lettuce mix
2 slices center cut bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup Gorgonzola or feta cheese
1/2 cup ciabatta bread, diced and broiled in oven until crispy and lightly brown
2 tablespoons of preferred vinaigrette
1/4 cup diced avocado (optional)
Toss all ingredients together, let sit for about five minutes for flavors to combine. Crack open cold beverage of choice and enjoy!
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