summer salads

Did you know May is National Salad Month? To celebrate, Tim and I will be spending the next few days at the DOLE Salad’tude Bloggers Summit* in Monterey, California (yay!). We’re actually up in the air as this post publishes, looking forward to what the next day or so will bring. You can expect photos and stories of the trip to be posted here soon!

But meanwhile, we thought you might like to celebrate, too—say with some delicious summer salad recipes? Here is a roundup of four of our favorite summer salads, all previously posted at Food Loves Writing. Plus, as an extra-special, first-ever-of-its-kind bonus here at the blog, we’ve got a video, made by my super savvy film-making brother. He and my friend Jackie visited last month and he made this fun and food-centric for one of his classes. Enjoy!

1. Curried Chicken Salad: Because who says chicken salad has to have mayonnaise?
chicken salad sandwich

2. Satsuma, Red Onion and Pomegranate Salad: Ok, seriously, I’m curious: do any of you live somewhere where pomegranates are still available? For how much?
satsuma, red onion and pomegranate salad

3. Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Quinoa Bowl: Because roasted vegetables make everything better!
roasted tomato and zucchini quinoa bowl

4. Chicken Waldorf Salad Wraps: I miss these wraps.
chicken waldorf salad wraps

And the video!

Nashville Road Trip – Spring 2012 from Adam TKoy on Vimeo.

*Disclaimer: This visit to Monterey and the blogger summit will be a trip fully sponsored by DOLE, but all opinions expressed here will be our own.

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Elizabeth

    Wow…how did you land that trip?!! Have a great time. Great video!

    1. Shannalee

      DOLE contacted me–we feel blessed to get to go!

  2. Jacqui

    That video is awesome! You and your family and friends are adorable and so much fun — makes me want to visit and hang out with you guys! Also, Monterey? Super jealous. Northern California is so beautiful and one of my favorite places to visit. So excited to see photos and hear about your trip. :)

    1. Shannalee

      Aw, miss you, Jacqui. Come anytime! : ) Thinking of you in Monterey–I totally get why this area is one of your favorites. So much natural beauty!

  3. Joanna

    So fun! I miss Nashville, the trees surrounding the highway into Nashville, and most of all you guys! Have a safe trip!

    1. Shannalee

      Right back at you, friend. Come back!

  4. jessiev

    yay for the salads, and the trip – but also yay for the amazing video, which i LOVE. and i thought wisconsin was the never-ending state! lol!

    1. Shannalee

      Jessie, Every time I drive through Indiana, Wisconsin becomes a little more beautiful in my mind, ha! Nothing against Indiana as a place to live but when you drive through it from top to bottom, it’s killer. We rejoice when we hit Kentucky! : )

  5. Jennifer T

    I loved the video and seeing you guys! And your food looks amazing!!

    1. Shannalee

      Thanks, Jennifer! : )

  6. Elizabeth

    Shanna, everything looked so yummy, maybe you should open a restaurant. But, you have to promise no kumquats. The video made me feel like going on a road trip myself…hmm. Hope you have a lovely time and I am so happy for you

  7. Shannalee

    Elizabeth, Ha! No promises about kumquats. We love kumquats! : ) Thanks for visiting–wish you could come by in person, too!

  8. Paula- bell'alimento

    It was SOOOO great getting to chat with you two lovelies in Monterey! I really enjoyed getting to know you! You’re adorable and so talented. Speaking of talented, that video – WOW so wonderful! A presto … xoxo

    1. Shannalee

      Paula, You’re so easy to like. Thanks for chatting with us—we loved hearing more about you and your beautiful life. : ) Thanks for coming over here to visit!

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