I am so excited that summer is almost here! I only have 2 more days of work and then I am on vacation! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to grill out... And with Memorial Day just around the corner, I wanted to share some good summer recipes!
I leave the grilling to B, but I absolutely love coming up with sides... After making this over the weekend, I just knew I HAD to share it with y'all!
The ingredients aren't anything crazy. Lettuce (I used romaine and iceberg), 1 avocado, 3 small cucumbers, and a pack of pico de gallo from your produce section. You can make your own pico de gallo, but who has time for that : )
Doesn't this just look like summer?!
I cube up the avocado while it's still in its skin, and then scoop it out with a spoon. This is so much easier.
I laid all the ingredients on top of the lettuce for presentation, but I would mix it all up before serving!
The dressing is also super simple... Juice of 2 limes, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2 TBS honey... Mix well... Add 1/4 tsp each of: Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder...
The dressing is a perfect blend of sweet and tangy. You can add more or less seasonings to taste... The base of equal parts lime juice and oil is the base. The possibilities are endless!
This salad is so versatile. You could add corn or black beans, tortilla strips, cheese, or anything else! We ate it with grilled shrimp this weekend and it was such a good combination! Another idea is to use my Creamy Cilantro Sauce as your dressing. YUM!
Enjoy! : )
***Recipe adapted from The Chew.