Food

Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad

Hot summer days call for refreshing, yet satisfying dinners. We have been in a salad mood at our house and trying to come up with new combinations. My husband made an amazing steak salad for lunch Sunday so I tried to top that with this creation.

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The savory roasted shrimp and crumbled feta balance out the sweetness of the fresh strawberries.

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I like the Olde Thompson Fish and Seafood Seasoning to give the shrimp plenty of flavor. You can find it at most grocery stores. I bought this at Target.

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Chopped shallots add flavor to the easy vinaigrette.

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Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper round out the vinaigrette.

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I use feta a lot. It is rich and creamy.

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This is a perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Cheers to August!

Recipe:

  • About 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil to coat shrimp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • Greens (I used romaine)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta

 

  • Toss as much raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp as you like in olive oil and season. I used Olde Thompson Fish and Seafood Seasoning, available at Target.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the vinaigrette: Whisk together a tablespoon of chopped shallot, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, and a little salt and pepper.
  • Arrange greens on plates. Cover with sliced strawberries and crumbled feta.
  • When shrimp is cooked and cools for a minute, arrange it on the salad.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Food

Crunchy Kale Salad

My husband is handy in the kitchen. He comes up with yummy new recipes. A couple nights ago I got home from work to find him making some delicious kale and strawberry smoothies. I gulped mine down before I had time to take a photo of it for the blog. Next time. Here is his delicious kale salad. We have tons of kale in our garden so we’ll be making this a few times before summer’s end.

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Put together one bunch of kale and one diced green apple. Then add in the following: 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.

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Next, cut some feta cheese into bite-size pieces. Sprinkle the feta and a handful of sunflower seeds on the salad. You could use walnuts instead if that floats your boat. You can also add a few onions if you like them. We do.

This is a delightful side dish, especially next to grilled steak and a glass of pinot noir.

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Recipe:

  • Place one bunch of kale and one diced green apple in a bowl.
  • Add to this 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cut some feta (about half a cup) into bite-size pieces.
  • Add feta, a handful of sunflower seeds or walnuts, and some onion (optional) to the salad.