10 Minute Summer Salad

Summer is quickly approaching and in California, it’s pretty much already here with all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This is the season where I crave ALL the salads. all the time! Quick, easy, delicious, and light with a lot of texture and flavor! This salad is packed with healthy ingredients, and makes you feel great afterwards, especially on a hot day! Not to mention, it is ready to enjoy in 10 minutes! If you have been wanting to eat more healthy, and add more vegetables to your diet and felt like you don’t have time, worry no more! If you have 10 minutes in your day and like vegetables, this is it my friend, this is YOUR salad!

If you don’t eat eggs, you can substitute with any other protein of your choice, and if you don’t eat cheese, feel free to use vegan cheese or omit that part. My favorite part of this recipe is the dressing. I will be using the Green Goddess dressing from Trader Joe’s. One thing you will learn about me is that I almost NEVER buy dressing! There is a good reason for that. I loveee dressing, BUT about 95% of pre-made dressing at the grocery store is filled with toxic omega 6 oils. Cutting out most of these oils was a HARD decision, but it was a personal one. I am happy to say that the Green Goddess dressing from Trader Joe’s is one of the the cleanest ones I can find that also tastes good! (Yay no bad oils in there) You are more than welcome to use your favorite dressing for this salad (No judgement , I promise) Enjoy this delicious salad and please let me know if you make it.

Prep Time: 2 minutesCook Time: 8 minutes
Serves: 2Total Time: 10 minutes

About 2 qt. tap water (or enough to cover your eggs in a saucepan)
2 eggs
1 head of small romaine lettuce (thoroughly rinsed)
1 small tomato
1 avocado
2 tbsp red onions (diced)
2 tbsp feta cheese
2-4 tbsp green goddess dressing (from Trader Joe’s or your favorite dressing)
1. Bring a small saucepan with water to a boil.
2. Add eggs and let it boil at medium-high heat for 6 minutes. Remove from heat, rinse with cold water and set aside.
3. Thoroughly wash romaine lettuce and chop into about 2 inch size strips.
4. Evenly distribute romaine lettuce onto 2 serving plates.
5. Slice avocado in half and distribute evenly onto your 2 plates.
6. Add finely chopped red onions evenly to each plate.
7. Chop tomato into 2 inch size chunks and evenly distribute onto both plates.
8. Add crumbled feta, then slice your eggs and add one to each plate.
9. Sprinkle salt and pepper on eggs, then add dressing and enjoy!

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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