Simple Spring Tomato Salad

On Sunday, we made the most of the remaining sunshine that evening and took to the grill.  Boneless ribeye steaks were on the menu, yahoo!

Along with the grilled ribeyes, we threw on our marinated chicken for salad lunches this week (Grilled chicken is SUCH a nice change from our regular baked chicken). Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts were marinated with a splash of balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil and lots of salt, pepper and oregano. This week’s salads are all about greek ingredients inspired by the greek salad we had on Friday night.

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Back to dinner…to accompany the ribeyes which were marinated with Montreal Steak Seasoning, we cut up big pieces (the bigger the better–easier to flip and you won’t lose any through the grill rack) of green peppers, onion and portabello mushrooms to throw on the grill. The veggies were seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Delicious!

Lastly, I chopped up a quick and simple, I repeat, quick AND simple spring tomato salad, which paired perfectly with this grilled meal. Now that spring is here, I’m so excited to try a variety of fresh salad variations. This one is great as a side or can be a main meal topped with grilled chicken or chickpeas for more substance, protein and staying power.

Spring Tomato Salad

Ingredients

1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 pint of boccaccini (small mozzarella rounds), halved

1/2 pint of pitted green olives, quartered

1/4 cup of fresh basil ribbons

2 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Combine the tomatoes, boccaccini, green olives, and olive oil.

Stir until well combined.

Add salt, pepper and basil.

Taste to ensure there’s enough salt and pepper–taste testing is always the best part!

Let sit covered in the fridge until ready to eat.

The longer it sits, the more flavor it will bring!

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Question of the day:

What is your favorite spring salad?

Fitness Find:

Looking for a high-intensity workout? Don’t have a gym membership? One of my favorite bloggers, Tina of Carrots ‘n’ Cake, posted this great list of awesome interval workouts that are sure to kick your butt and can be done just about anywhere!

 

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2 thoughts on “Simple Spring Tomato Salad

  1. My favorite spring salad is orzo salad, Liv makes it with feta cheese, spinach, cucumbers, black olives, tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. Sometimes we add some grilled chicken to make it more of an entree instead of a side dish.

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