Martha’s Vineyard is my happy place, and there’s nowhere else in the world where I’d rather load up my basket with goodness from the garden and spend all week cooking it.
As you may remember from my Gut Guilt month, I’ve been trying to challenge myself to make it to the market once a week, keep my purchases to a budget of $40, and use the haul to prepare clean meals for the week ahead.
Since I’m trying to keep my head down and plow through pages of my book, I’m enlisting the help of some of my talented food blogging friends to bring you amazing ways to use your own Farmer’s Market Challenge produce. This week I’m sharing inspiration from my dear friend Amie of The Healthy Apple.
Amie is my go-to resource for all things detox. She’s spent the last decade healing herself from chronic illness by overhauling her diet and life. Her story is super inspiring, and she’s just an all-around gem of positivity in the midst of some serious medical trauma.
I hope you’ll check out her amazing summer salad recipes below and hop around her site for more wisdom on anti-inflammatory eating. Also, you can check out our Wellness Wednesday interview from last year on hypothyroidism!
I love what fresh beets do to a summer salad buffet. This salad is a great make-ahead option, and perfect for detoxing after a long weekend away with friends!
Roasted cauliflower is a great year-round addition to any farmer’s market menu. I love the nuttiness it adds to this simple kale salad. Simply roast your head in advance and add it to the greens when you’re ready to eat.
This kale salad is packed with anti-inflammatory veggies, plus the ever detox-friendly pomegranate seeds!
Summer blueberries get the savory treatment in this arugula salad. Save a handful from your pie filling so you can use it in this salad all week long.
Fresh herbs and garlic add a bright punch to this hardy grain bowl. Try adding in any of the wayward veggie scraps from your farmer’s market challenge for even more goodness.
Check out these other great dishes from Food Networks #SummerSoiree
Healthy Eats: Ovenless Entertaining
Dishin & Dishes: Coral Snake Salsa (Apricot Tomatillo)
The Mom 100: Simple Raspberry Fool
Domesticate Me: Arugula Salad with Shaved Zucchini, Pistachios and Parmesan
Taste with the Eyes: Santa Barbara Sea Urchin à la Jean-Georges
Homemade Delish: Delicious Ceviche
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwich with Basil-Garlic Scape Pesto
Red or Green: Gott’s Gazpacho
Swing Eats: Green Grapes, Drunken Goat Cheese, and Jalapenos on a Toothpick
Bacon and Souffle: Scallop Ceviche
FN Dish: A Complete Menu of No-Cook Recipes for the Whole Day