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My favorite part of Summer is all the fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. When I am at the grocery store or the local fruit and vegetable stand, I want everything. The colors and smells jump out at me. Before you know it I’ve got a ton of fresh produce. Perfect for a Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries.
This gorgeous summer salad is loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients. Fresh lettuce, healthy greens, tender mushrooms, and sweet raspberries.
(Plus all the other goodies like beets, snow peas, sweet peppers…and more.)
Fit and Fresh also means Fun and Full Plate around my house.
Fit Fresh Summer Salad. Yep, huge salads are my thing for the summer.
I don’t know how to make a small salad. My daddy always tells me ” you overdo it”. But I think a salad is one of those meals that the more you do, the better.
If you are anything like me, when you start building a salad you think “Oh yeah, I bought some mushrooms a few days ago”…or “I wonder if those raspberries in the fridge are still good”. OOOhhh, let’s use snow peas. And tomatoes. And how about those beets?
Yep. Fresh fruits and veggies have taken over my fridge and kitchen. I’ve got melons on the counter, peaches in a bowl, and the fridge…
Let’s just say the refrigerator is fully stocked with the bounty of the season.
I have found the perfect solution to keeping my vegetables and summer produce fresh for as long as possible: Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™. Find Rubbermaid FreshWorks Inspiration and learn about how the product works here.
You can find FreshWorks in the food storage aisle at your local Kroger or Fred Meyer store.
For me, the biggest problem with having so much fresh produce is using it all before it spoils. Great plans at the grocery store for all of the new recipes you are going to make often get sidetracked by…well…life.
I absolutely hate that feeling of going to the crisper drawer to grab that brand new head of lettuce and seeing it ruined. Or worse, the really expensive produce.
Wasting food is one of my pet peeves. I hate wasting food. (Read more about my thoughts on saving money on food here.)
A few weeks ago I learned about Rubbermaid FreshWorks product storage. Hello, these containers are a money-saver. The patented FreshVent™ Technology keeps produce fresher longer.
See that green tray in the bottom of our lettuce? That is the Crisp Tray™ that elevates produce away from moisture and promotes airflow to help prevent spoilage.
When I found the opportunity to work with the brand, I jumped right on it. Seriously, for all of you home cooks and foodies who love fresh fruits and veggies as much as I do, get these now. They are well worth the investment.
For this Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries, I went with all of the fresh stored goodies on hand. I knew one thing : I wanted a fresh, bright and colorful salad. Here’s what I used:
- Crisp iceberg lettuce (kept nice and fresh in my large FreshWorks container)
- Spring Mix greens with herbs
- Ripe cherry tomatoes
- Sliced white mushrooms (had these for a week, kept in my medium FreshWorks)
- Crunchy rings of sweet mini peppers
- Slivered red onion
- Sweet tart fresh raspberries (in the small FreshWorks)
- Green tender snow peas
- Sliced beets
- Jarred capers (for the fun of it!)
Click here to check out all of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks products. The lid, container and trays are dishwasher safe (yay!) and BPA free. Plus, they are super cute.
Yeah, I said it. I find certain containers cuter than others. 🙂
Have fun this summer and create your own Fit Fresh Summer Salad. We hope you are inspired by our yummy and power-packed salad.
See the bottom of this post for our Herby Homemade Green Goddess Dressing.
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- Iceberg lettuce
- Spring Mix greens
- Cherry tomatoes
- White mushrooms
- Ripe raspberries
- Sliced beets
- Snow peas
- Sweet mini peppers
- Red onion
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 anchovies
- 3 TB fresh chives
- 3 TB milk
- 2 TB fresh dill
- 2 TB fresh basil
- 1 TB fresh tarragon
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Tear, chop and slice vegetables as preferred. Toss together and serve with dressing.
Chop all of the herbs. Combine with all other ingredients and refrigerate.