Long Weekend Grilled Salad

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As much as I love Fall, the dog days of summer are still so bittersweet.

And a bit awkward.

Early September you can find me…

  • Wide-eyed in horror after an orange leaf spotting
  • Complaining of the heat and humidity while I rip off a layer of sheets in bed
  • So far resisting the urge to buy new school supplies…15 cent notebooks? Come on.
  • Saying things like, “I don’t know what’s worse weeding or raking leaves”
  • and, “Tropical vacation this winter, or bust.”
  • and also, “How many years have we been out of school now?”
  • Putting on my fleece robe only to rip it off 5 minutes later after a tea-induced hot flash.

 

The period between the two seasons reminds me of…well, my entire adolescence. Awkward.

Thankfully, the last long weekend is a great time to turn on the BBQ, get outside, and enjoy the last flavours that summer has to offer. No f word required.

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Unless your man burns his finger rotating the vegetables. I’m not mentioning any names.

And plus, the leaves on the ground are clearly confused because this flower tells me it’s still summer!!

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Either that, or it could be about 2 hours from death. It may also be dead in this photo, I can’t be sure.

Confused seasons aside, this grilled salad makes a healthy compliment to any long weekend gathering. It’s easy to throw together and you can even get your man to pitch in while you spend “hours” on the salad dressing. Or at least, that’s what you’ll tell him while you sip a margarita with your girlfriends after spending just a few minutes on the dressing.

It will be our little secret.

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Simply grill the vegetables (or you could probably roast them in the oven too).

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Mix together in a large bowl with beans,

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Add in some cooked grains if desired. I used wheatberries.

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Whisk together your salad dressing!

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Easy stuff!

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But don’t worry we won’t tell anyone.

Add the dressing on top and mix well!

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Chug Sip margarita.

Season generously with salt (I used Herbamare) and freshly ground black pepper.

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It’s basically a multivitamin in a bowl. Which is always a good thing if you plan on enjoying your share of treats and drinks this long weekend like I do…muhauha.

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Have a fun, delicious, and safe long weekend everyone! Sun

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Corey July 12, 2016

This is a truly stellar recipe. I broke in a new grill with it today, and all five carnivore visitors absolutely loved this salad. A real crowd pleaser and fun to make.

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Angela Liddon July 13, 2016

Glad it was a hit with everyone, Corey! This salad is a huge favourite at my house, too.

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