I’m loving all this fantastic summer weather we are having, taking my kids on hikes at the lake, to the zoo, to the fair, to the playground, and just playing outside.
But guys, I’m ready for school. I’m ready for scheduled naps. I’m ready for a tiny bit of quiet alone time in the day. For a few seconds where I’m not chasing after a part-mountain goat baby or playing dinosaurs or cleaning up messes. Where I can maybe put away the laundry that’s been siting on my bedroom floor (clean and folded) for 3 days. Or finish unpacking the few boxes that got shoved into the guest room and haven’t been touched. Or maybe finish the book I’ve been reading for 2 months now. Or, how about actually update this blog once in a while?
Yup, I am loving summer. But I am getting ready for fall, too. But before it comes, I want to grab onto a little bit of summer produce while I still can! And this summer is the peak of perfection! Its super quick to pull together, delicious and satisfying!
Summer Kale Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Keywords: no cook entree salad blueberry kale Quick summer
Ingredients (2 servings)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 TBSP honey
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
salt and pepper
4 TBSP olive oil
2 bunches baby kale
2 eats sweet corn, shucked and kernels cut from the cob
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
4 oz chèvre, crumbled
1/4 cup sliced almonds
In the bowl of a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette.
Pulse a few times, until all is smooth and combined.
Divide the kale between two salad plates.
Top with corn, blueberries, tomatoes, chèvre, and almonds.
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.