Greek Farro Salad – Farro, cucumber, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese tossed in a light lemony dressing. Perfect healthy lunch recipe!
Kids are officially back from their summer trip.
My house is loud again.
Wanna know how I spent my last day of freedom?
I went to Trader Joe’s. Duh.
I currently have the cold that won’t go away and I told BF I was going to Urgent Care but I ended up in Austin because a poke bowl sounded better than Urgent Care. And since I was down there, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to stop into Trader Joe’s to see if they’d restocked cauliflower gnocchi (they had) and get some flowers for my kitchen.
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Blackened Chicken and Quinoa Salad – quinoa topped with blackened chicken, avocado, mango, bell peppers, corn, blueberries, feta, and a lime vinaigrette!
We are officially two days away from one of the biggest grilling holidays. How excited are you? Hopefully as excited as I am.
We’ve already talked about how much I love the 4th of July but what I haven’t told you is that I’m approaching the holiday with a game plan. Because I have s’mores on my brain and I cannot even wait to roast a million marshmallows over the grill and then smush them in between graham crackers with all sorts of chocolate.
Avocado Feta Salsa – avocado, tomato, feta cheese, and red onion tossed in a garlic vinaigrette. Serve with pita chips for the perfect party snack!
This is an oldie that I’m pulling out of the archives today!
I’ve been making this Avocado Feta Salsa for years and years and years and I blogged about it shortly after I started the blog but the pictures were horrendous. Plus, this is one recipe that deserves to be shared again.
My mom used to make this recipe whenever we had parties and then I got addicted and started making it every time I had an excuse. And now whenever I make it, I always get at least one person addicted and they start making it for all their parties.
For awhile there, my sister-in-law would make it and post it on social media and then that would cause me to make it and as soon as I posted it, she would make it again. We were in that cycle for a long time.
I’m telling you, it’s one of the best things on earth.
Avocado Feta Salsa!
I know it probably sounds weird. I mean, feta? In salsa?
But yeah, feta with avocado, tomatoes, red onion, and garlic is kind of perfection. All of that gets tossed with red wine vinegar and olive oil and that’s it. It seems to get better the longer you refrigerate it so I always try to make it at least an hour ahead of time. It’s even better day 2 but the avocado does tend to turn a little brown.
I always serve it with pita chips but my husband always asks for tortilla chips. It’s also really, really good with grilled chicken in a wrap. You could put it on top of fish. You could add quinoa and grilled chicken and you have a delicious quinoa salad. There are so many ways you could enjoy this.
You may want to double it though. I made a batch on Sunday “to go with dinner” and it was gone before we even started cooking. And it was just me and the husband!
More Dip Recipes
7 Layer Chili Dog Dip – layers of chili, hot dogs, bacon, cheese, sour cream, red onion, and cilantro! I know that this one probably sounds strange but I promise it is delicious with tortilla chips! If you are a chili dog lover, you have to make this one!
French Onion Dip – so much better than the ones from the package! Caramelized onions and shallots are mixed into a creamy base made from mayo, sour cream, and a little bit of worcestershire sauce. Dip plain potato chips in for a delicious football snack.
Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Dip – gooey cheese dip with sausage, Rotel, and spinach! It is made with cream cheese and monterey jack cheese so it is extra creamy and cheesy. I serve it with tortilla chips and it is always a party favorite!