Berry season rocks! The other night I threw some ripe strawberries in a bowl to have with dinner. I’d say 99% of the time, fruit is consumed as-is in our home, but decided to change it up quick for something different. Sweet tooth, satisfied!
This was completely accidental, but yummy nonetheless! I had about 3/4 bag of shredded cabbage I needed to use, so I decided to toss it with some diced apple, oil and seasoning, only I added too much garlic (yes, there is such a thing). So I toned it down with a drizzle of raw honey, and voilà! Honey apple slaw 🙂 Another easy, light and simple summer salad (errr, slaw)! You could easily make this for any kind of party or get together
Honey Apple Slaw
- Shredded cabbage (I had about 3/4 bag)
- 1 sweet red apple (I used Gala)
- 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
- Drizzle olive oil
- Kosher salt/pepp
- Garlic powder
- Raw honey
This is what I coined a new salad creation about a week and a half ago on my Facebook page (hey! did you know I have a Facebook page? Give it a like for tips, food, articles, inspiration, garden stuff, etc.: livinglikelinds).
It has started warming up, which brings for me, an urge to garden and make lots of salads-some staple salads, and some new salads. I think you’ll enjoy this cinnamon balsamic pear salad as much as I did!
Best. Fecking. Salad. Eva.
- 3/4 bag butter lettuce
- 2 Bosc pears, cut in chunks
- 1/2 small diced red onion
- 3-4 bacon strips, broken into bits
- 1 TBSP (or drizzle) raw honey
- Drizzle of balsamic vinegar
- Sprinkle of kosher salt/pepp
- Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
I threw all the dry ingredients (except for the bacon) into a large bowl, and drizzled with honey and balsamic vinegar, and tossed. This incorporated the cinnamon well (sidenote: Why have I not added cinnamon to salads before?). I topped with bacon bits. The light sweetness of the honey, toned down the balsamic, and the strong red onion paired well with the sweet Bosc pears. It’d be a great party or summer grilling salad!
My freezer is already full of brown bananas, combine that with my refusal to waste food and I needed something to do with my two sad, very ripe bananas last night.
I decided to slice them and throw them in a bowl with some fresh strawberries. Then I saw our raw alfalfa honey we bought from the North Park Farmers Market a couple weeks ago staring at me, so I decided to drizzle a little over the fresh fruit. OH EM GEE.
This might be my new favorite healthy treat because of how flavorful it is, not to mention SUPER easy (my preference) and a way to use up really ripe bananas. Quadruple win (health, flavor, ease, not wasting food)!