Mediterranean Summer Salad

This Mediterranean Summer Salad is heavy on the tomatoes, fresh herbs, and flavor. This is an easy, healthy recipe that showcases summer produce. 

This Mediterranean summer salad is full of bright summer flavors. It's a vegetarian recipe that is perfect for picnics or BBQs | Shiny Happy Bright

This flavor pairing works so well because of the sharp, tanginess of the pomegranate molasses; the juicy, sweetness of the tomatoes; and the salty softness of the feta. This recipe also benefits from a large helping of fresh herbs - each mouthful gives you a wonderful taste of mint, basil, or oregano - or if you're lucky, all three. 

This Mediterranean summer salad is full of bright summer flavors. It's a vegetarian recipe that is perfect for picnics or BBQs | Shiny Happy Bright

I hope you enjoy this easy salad! It can be served as lunch with a stack of warm pita bread or as a side salad at a BBQ or picnic. 


*I used this medley from Wild Wonders (not sponsored - just like their product!)


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How to Make & Use Chive Blossom Vinegar

Here's an easy method for making and using chive blossom vinegar. First, it's important to make sure your chive blossoms are pesticide free and otherwise safe to eat. For some instructions about where to purchase and how to use edible flowers, you can consult my edible flower guide

Chive Blossom Vinegar | Shiny Happy Bright

Chive blossom vinegar can be used in a number of ways. I personally plan on using mine in a mustardy vinaigrette over a spinach and arugula salad. Here are a couple of ideas for how to use it:

-drizzled over freshly roasted asparagus

-drizzled over potato salad

-in place of balsamic vinegar in a vinaigrette

-stirred into some ricotta cheese and served with toast

-drizzled over fries

 

Chive Blossom Vinegar | Shiny Happy Bright
Chive Blossoms
How to Make & Use Chive Blossom Vinegar | Shiny Happy Bright

There are lots of other ways you can use chive blossoms. Probably the easiest way is to tear them up and sprinkle them on a salad. It adds a really nice allium kick to a salad and a lovely pop of color. I recently used them in these goat's cheese and chive blossom omelettes. There are lots of wonderful looking recipes for chive blossoms from some of my fellow bloggers - a few of them include:

- Chive Blossom Tempura Salad

- Eggs with Chive Blossoms

- Stir Fry Chive Flower Buds with Shrimp and Oyster Mushrooms

How to Make & Use Chive Blossom Vinegar | Shiny Happy Bright

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Let me know if you have any questions!



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Honeydew Melon & Blackberry Salad

This recipe for a honeydew melon and blackberry salad with watercress and red spring onions is a delightfully flavorful and unique summer salad. It's especially good if you get very ripe, juice blackberries!

Vegan Honeydew Melon & Blackberry Salad (summer salad, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy) | Shiny Happy Bright
Vegan Honeydew Melon & Blackberry Salad (summer salad, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy) | Shiny Happy Bright

This recipe is naturally vegan. It's also great if you're doing a whole 30. If you don't have a mellon baller, you can cut the honeydew in chunks, or you can use a circular teaspoon to scoop out balls of honeydew. 



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