Simple Summer Veggie Salad

by | Aug 18, 2016

An amazing farmer’s market haul. Lots of goodies! 

This simple summer veggie salad has been on repeat lately. Between the local farmer’s market and my small garden I’ve got going on, I’ve been getting so much amazing, nutritious produce, and some seriously delicious corn. Organic, non-GMO, just-picked-that-morning corn on the cob. Kept raw. So good!!

But all those veggies have been going straight into this salad. I think that it is so true… eat the colors of the rainbow! Those colors = nutrients. Our bodies’ are craving those vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, and each color has different, essential nutrients, so don’t just limit to one or two, enjoy the abundance of them all!

My favorite part is the contrast of the crunch of bell pepper and cucumber, the sweet and crisp corn, the juicy tomatoes, and the creamy avocado, all with the brightness of the lime juice! Just enough to enhance the flavors, not mask the beautiful veggies.

So refreshing, so perfect for hot summer days!

 

Simple Summer Veggie Salad
Author: Noelle Parton
Ingredients
  • Onions, diced
  • Cucumber, diced or sliced
  • Red bell pepper, diced
  • Cauliflower, chopped into pieces
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Green peas
  • Organic corn, raw and cut off the cob
  • Avocado, diced
  • Collard greens, chopped
  • Parsley, fresh cilantro or basil are great in this too!, chopped
  • Lime, juiced
  • Celtic sea salt and/or kelp flakes
Instructions
  1. Chop all of the veggies you're using and toss together. Use as much of each as you'd like. 

  2. Juice your lime and toss into your veggies (I usually only need one) with a pinch of .

  3. Mix in a sprinkle of salt and/or kelp flakes. Taste. Add a little more lime or salt if needed. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Do not feel limited to the veggies that I use. These just happen to be my favorite, but I do not use the exact same veggies, or even the same amounts, each time I make this. Use what you can get the freshest and the most local!

*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.

 

May you walk into the abundance God has for you,

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