{GOOD EATS: fresh summer salad recipes}

Summer in Ontario means lots and lots fresh vegetables that are in season and grown locally. I enjoy cooking but I often get bored, even of a favourite recipe. When I cook at home I try and be healthy because there’s just too many opportunities not to be when I don’t. So with fresh seasonable veggies, lots of sunshine (finally!) and bikini season upon us I thought I would share 10 new salad recipes for you try. Any of these would also make a great dish to bring or serve at a summer BBQ. 



{eat your veggies}

There’s nothing like a fresh garden salad made with vegetables that are in season in the middle of summer. I recently came across this post on Oh Joy that not only aroused my taste buds for summer salads but also a feast for my eyes. With the popularity of Food TV and great magazines like Martha Stewart and Real Simple, gone are the days of stuffy and stiff food photography. These shots beautiful to look at! Along with nature’s colour palette the bright transparent-like lighting and very random styling gives the whole thing a very light and airy feel. I also love when a photograph, a split second in time standing still can capture movement…especially when there really isn’t any! You get a sense that these ingredients are floating and falling.

I can see how these make for some stunning editorial content. They came from Sweet Paul Magazine. Definitely take a peak if you’re an aspiring chef or baker or just like to get your fix of what I like to call ‘food porn’. 😉