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What To Do When Your Fruit Hangs Low


Salads are the perfect snack or meal for the warm weather. They require few ingredients, kitchen tools and time, which effortlessness makes these dishes even more delicious. If you are anything like me – on the go, busy, time always of the essence – it’s likely that by the time you pay attention to your latest produce purchase, they look like it’s now or never. After the long 4th of July weekend out and about, I found myself with a basket full of neglected heirloom tomatoes, avocados and oranges. Not to mention, my little potted herb plants were looking ready to give up. Hungry, frustrated with lack of food options in my kitchen, and not wanting to throw away my fruits and vegetables, I came up with a beautiful salad.

This was so simple to make, it really doesn’t warrant a recipe. Just use whatever you have on hand and don’t be afraid to use an untypical combination of ingredients. If it sucks, don’t make it again. And remember, salad doesn’t have to mean lettuce is involved or a calorie-packed, creamy dressing. A drizzle of olive oil and citrus or vinegar will do the job. It can be as complex or simple as you want, just have fun with it.


The Low Hanging Salad   (serving size varies depending on quantity of ingredients)

  • Heirloom Tomatoes (or any kind, sliced however you like)
  • Avocado, sliced however you like
  • Orange segments
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Fresh herbs of any kind if available
  • Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Drizzle of balsamic
  • Salt & Pepper

Combine tomatoes, avocados, orange segments, red onion and herbs. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic, lemon and salt and pepper. Mix together gently. Eat.

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  • July 15, 2013

    I didnt have oranges so I used peaches instead. It was a really good combination that I wouldnt have thought of. Glad I tried since I’m getting tired of eating the same things all the time.

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