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Summer Fresh Salads One of the best things about summer is the ripe, fresh and local produce available at your local Farmers Market. It’s the time of year you get to wander through the market and find a rainbow of colours from juicy plump strawberries to luscious sweet garden tomatoes. If a salad is your go-to healthy meal, you may be tired of the same old bowl of greens. Incorpoarting a range of fresh fruit or vegetables into your salads are a great way to change up your routine. Drop into your local farmers market and pick up some summer product to whip up a healthy and satisfying salad. Add in some grains, lentils or grilled chicken for a protein boast and you have a complete meal. These salads are both simple and healthy sides to any grilled protein.

Watermelon, Blueberry, Mint & Feta Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cubed watermelon ¾ cup fresh blueberries ¼ cup crumbled Feta 1-2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped Kosher salt Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions: Add watermelon, blueberries, feta and mint into a bowl. Toss lightly. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Cucumber Salad Ingredients

Instructions

1 long English Cucumber, sliced thin 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped 2 green onions, sliced thin ½ red onion, sliced thin 2-3 tbsp oil 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp white wine vinegar Salt and pepper

Slice cucumbers and place in a bowl. Add cilantro and onions, toss lightly. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt & pepper. Pour over salad and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Wanda Baker is the author of food & life blog bakersbeans.ca, mom to 2 kids, and wife to Rob. Following a career in marketing and events, Wanda started blogging in 2006 as a way to share adventures and recipes. Her love of food started as a young child baking in the kitchen with her mom. From here she progressed to watching Julia Childs on Saturday mornings before eventually graduating high school and moving to Vancouver where she was surrounded by a food culture unlike anything she’d encountered before. When she’s not blogging, Wanda is recipe testing, planning city wide food events, freelancing as a social media manager, sewing monster patches onto ripped jeans, sneaking chocolate, and dreaming up new recipes to make. 42 |

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