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Summer Harvest Salad

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Summer Harvest Salad

In July, North Carolina enjoys an abundance of fresh, locally grown produce like tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, and peaches. Here’s a healthy, refreshing summer salad recipe that highlights these seasonal ingredients:

NC Summer Harvest Salad

Ingredients:

Salad:

2 cups mixed greens (such as spinach, arugula, and romaine)

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears of corn)

1 cucumber, sliced

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

1 peach, sliced

1 avocado, sliced

Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Prepare the Salad:

In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, corn kernels, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese (if using), peach slices, and avocado slices.

Make the Dressing:

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey or maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Assemble the Salad:

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.

Serve:

Serve immediately as a refreshing and healthy summer meal or side dish.

    Tips:

    For added protein, top the salad with grilled chicken or shrimp.

    Use local, organic produce for the best flavor and nutritional value.

    If you prefer a vegan option, skip the feta cheese and use maple syrup instead of honey.

    This salad is not only nutritious but also captures the essence of North Carolina’s summer bounty. Enjoy!

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