Beat the Heat Summer Salad


0 Comments Jul 27, 2017

Recipe by: Kristina Byrd for Heaven’s Treasures

It’s July, and the mercury is rising!

Do you struggle to keep the healthy eating on track in the summertime, when all anyone really wants is ice cream? Sometimes it’s too hot to even think about heating up your kitchen cooking a full course meal. Try a salad. This salad recipe is packed with healthy, seasonal ingredients that won’t break your wallet and yet touch all of the desired food groups for dinner. Better yet- it’s a one “pot” meal so there’s less mess to clean up!

Southwest Steak or Chicken Salad

1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and stem cut off- tear into pieces

1 sliced and de-seeded cucumber, sliced thin

1/2 a small bag of baby carrots or 1 whole carrot, sliced

Grape tomatoes

2 tbsp of sunflower seeds


About 3/4 lb of grilled chicken or streak (leftovers are perfect) sliced into strips

4tsp of taco seasoning. (if you like more heat try 2 tsp of chipotle sauce instead)

1/2 cup ranch dressing


Mix the seasoning well into the dressing. Let it sit to combine flavors

Toss salad ingredients, top with meat of choice.

Drizzle with dressing just before serving.


Having company? This salad is easily elevated to at-home foodie status when served on delightful colored plates. Nothing announces Sumer like the bright colors of Fiestaware- pictured here in our Montgomeryville store. The colors of the salad echoed in the plated turns this easy, cool mean into a culinary accomplishment. Browse the Montgomeryville and other Heaven’s Treasures Thrift Store locations to find your dinner table inspirations.

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