I’m curious, are you the type of person who forgets to eat too? I have a terrible habit of doing that. Eating isn’t something I think about until I feel hungry pains or am shaking like a leaf.
Surely, I’m not the only person with this dreadful habit?
If I am intently working on something I’m completely oblivious to time. Minutes and hours keep ticking by until early evening comes. Before I know it, an entire day passed and the only thing I have consumed is water and coffee.
Isn’t coffee the breakfast of champions? At least the water should count for something.
I’ve had more than a few wrestling matches with the floor. It jumps right up and attacks. Okay, just a little dramatic there. I’m the one who attacks the floor when I pass out.
That’s always fun! No, not really. It’s not fun at all. Truth be told, it’s quite embarrassing when it happens in a public place.
It’s best to keep easy to grab foods on hand.
This grilled veggie salad recipe is easy to make too.
I still think coffee should be considered a meal replacement. Just saying. How hard can it be for coffee makers to add some protein to the beans? That’s a marketable idea. Ha!
On the spur of the moment, I decided to whip up a summer veggie salad and share it with you. Hmm. Is it supposed to be said- “IN the spur of the moment”?
Grilled Veggie Salad Recipe:
1 yellow onion
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
5-6 cloves garlic
2 ears of corn
Slice them as shown in the photo
Place on an outdoor grill or a Foreman grill like I did
Remove once soft and you can see grill marks
Grill marks make everything prettier and we all know presentation goes a long way.
Let the veggies cool, lest you burn the heck out of your fingers like I did.
Cut all veggies in a nice bite size chunk. Add dressing to taste.
6 oz olive oil
4 oz red wine vinegar
5 cloves garlic-minced
½ tsp lemon pepper- grated lemon zest and black pepper
1 tbsp. Frenchs Chardonnay Dijon Mustard
1-2 pinches of sweetener to cut the tart vinegar- I used regular white sugar
salt/pepper to taste
Whisk or shake the heck out the homemade dressing in a shaker bottle.
*optional add-ons- Aidells mango | jalapeno sausage, garnish with minced parsley, chives, basil or cilantro.
I make my own salad dressings since so many bottled dressings have sketchy ingredients that will make me sick. If you’re short on time, I think Ranch dressing or Honey Mustard would taste great with the vegetable salad!
Everything I cook is Celiac and NCGS (non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity) friendly.
As I develop recipes I will be sharing only the very best ones here.
This salad will hold for a day or so before it starts looking funny.
This recipe is slightly sweet, with mild spice from the sausage.
I’m not usually fond of sweet food unless it’s dessert, but I didn’t mind the mild sweetness in this grilled veggie salad.
Now you have a simple summer veggie salad recipe.
I hope you all enjoy.
This week I’m linking with these fabulous ladies:
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