Smoked Pork and Pickle Salad

I love pickles, could eat them all day. Seth hates them and won’t let me near him for pickle kisses.

It’s still been kind of warm/muggy (for San Diego) lately, which is when I crave salads the most. Last night I just wasn’t feeling my usual all veggie filled salad, so I used random things in my fridge, and I loved my salad!

Smoked Pork and Pickle Salad

  • Butter lettuce
  • Diced red onion
  • Cut up smoked pork (we have a ton from our inaugural smoking)
  • Grilled garlic (also leftover from a big batch I put on the grill)
  • Fresh pickles
  • Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch dressing
  • Sprinkle salt/pepp

Ta-da!

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Sun Sugar Tomato Salad

One of the tomato plants I planted this year is a “Sun Sugar Cherry” plant (each year, I kind of just pick 5/6 different kinds and see what I end up with-however, this one will be planted every year). Little orange cherry tomatoes, that are, surprisingly sweet and flavorful. In fact, after I picked them last night I tried one, and then I had quite a few more (fun fact: several years ago, Sun Sugar was named by Sunset Magazine as the best tasting tomato in their trials for its sweetness and rich tomato flavor that includes just the right amount of tartness!). Probably the best cherry tomato I’ve ever had. I decided to throw together a salad with ingredients I had at home, and it turned out to be fabulous!

Sun Sugar Tomato Salad

  • Butter lettuce
  • Diced red onion
  • Chopped crimini mushrooms
  • Grilled garlic
  • Sun Sugar tomatoes
  • Chopped beets
  • Microgreens
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Tessemae’s Cracked Pepper dressing

Toss everything in the bowl, and top with a handful of microgreens, salt/pepper and some Tessemae’s (paleo friendly!) Cracked Pepper dressing.

Eat your colors!

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