salad4There are days when I need something light for dinner that doesn’t involve much preparation work. This is my idea for summer salad that is tasty and satisfying with lean protein.  I always have a pack of frozen raw shrimp in my freezer and when my husband travels I spoil myself with unlimited seafood dishes.  I really like arugula and I had some leftover from the tomato tart I made a few days ago. I used one large tomato that I bought at the farmers market but you can replace it with cherry tomatoes if you like them better.  It makes a perfect light dinner or lunch the following day but you have to refrain yourself from pouring the orange vinaigrette all over the whole bowl. More »

I love this season when all the farmers markets start to pop out in weird corners or parking lots. It reminds me a little bit of Poland where fresh veggies markets are everywhere.  I love to wander around all those little stands, have a little chat with the owners and smell and pick all the fruit and vegetables before I buy them.  I always try to get something new or some ingredient that I haven’t cooked before, but not this time. I picked my old good friend, the beetroot :) Did I say that I really like beetroots before?

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I’ve seen some similar recipes when I was back in Poland so let it be a tribute to that. But this one is a little pimped out because that what salads are about! Have fun with it; don’t use iceberg lettuce all the time. Make your salad enjoyable.
This recipe involves a little planning ahead, but you know what, it’s worth it. The rest of it is pretty simple and fast so it’s perfect for a late dinner after a long day spent behind the desk. More »