Summer is in full swing here in Phoenix. You know this when the temperature breaks 115°F… funny enough, a 101°F day is mild and yes, you can tell the difference. In the midst of these weeks of extreme heat we stay inside more often than not, meaning that I can indulge in my official state of “nesting”.
It’s been a long week and you have neither the time nor the energy to make a fabulous, healthy side to that frozen pizza you whipped out of the oven…
Oh wait, I’m sorry, that was me. Is that a sacrilege?… Frozen pizza I mean. Bad? No?
Well, in any case, we have it from time to time at our house.
I love to have a good salad with my pizza and this one is great as a quick side for you and your family ANYtime…
When I made it this time around it was for our Mother’s Day get-together with my husband’s family. It’s simple and delicious.
You can add toppings to it if you like or just leave it as is!
Here is everything you need:
Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry jam, strawberries, and greens. JUST FIVE INGREDIENTS!!
(Okay, seven ingredients with salt and pepper)
I ran across a recipe with goat cheese that’s super quick to make and super healthy…. I made it and it’s also SUPER scrumptious!
You don’t often run into a recipe that’s written for one person so this made it especially unique in my book. You could definitely double, triple, etc… the recipe, but if you just need a healthy, delicious lunch for yourself… HERE IT IS!!
Click here for the RECIPE and here’s a quick shopping list you can jot down:
–Dried pasta shells (Orecchiette if you have it or can find it) (you need 1 cup dried pasta)
–Mediterranean-style mixed salad greens (or spring greens or whatever mix you like!) (you need 2 cups)
–Sun-dried tomatoes (packed in olive oil) (you need 2 TBSP)
–Goat cheese (you need 1 TBSP crumbled)
–Parmesan (you need 2 TBSP grated plus more for garnish)
*Pantry staples to check: Salt & Pepper