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Introducing: Sunday Salads

As summer quickly approaches I know that freezer cooking sometimes takes a back-burner (pun very much intended) as we opt for fresh fruits, vegetables and grilled items. Add to that the fact that there are many fruits and vegetables that just don’t freeze too well and that we don’t put side dishes on our menus so there is a need to liven up our tables with fresh ingredients. Yes, I know that freezer cooking saves us time and money but there is definitely still a place for fresh and seasonal on our tables.

So in light of these things, I thought it would be fun to have a summer series called “Sunday Salads”. Each Sunday (yes, the weekend), starting the first of June, we will have a seasonal ingredient that will be our point of focus for the salads. I will post the seasonal ingredient schedule ahead of time so that you can create alongside us if you would like. On Sunday mornings I will post our salad recipe using that ingredient and will have a linky for you to do the same with your salad recipe as well.

My salads will be lettuce salads and will include suggestions for accompanying OAMM menu main “meat” entrees that could be used atop these salads. Either as a way to mix things up a bit or to use up leftovers in a fun and healthy way. You do not have to stick to lettuce salads and are welcome to post any salads as long as they contain the ingredient of the week.

Let’s just get the particular’s out of the way shall we?


1. Use the indicated seasonal ingredient of the week in some way in your salad. (See posted schedule).

2. Include a link and/or the Sunday Salads button in your post.

3. Link up your post (not your blog URL) on the Sunday morning after the linky goes live. (Usually 7 am EST).

4. Visit other posts to see what great salads fellow bloggers are creating and leave them an encouraging comment.

5. Enjoy some salad!


  • June 5 – Strawberries
  • June 12 – Beets
  • June 19 – Blueberries
  • June 26 – Grapes
  • July 3 – Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • July 10 – Raspberries
  • July 17 – Avocados
  • July 24 – Onions
  • July 31 – Corn

Sunday Salads Button Code:

<a href=”http://onceamonthmeals.com/oamm_meal_type/sunday-salads/”><img src=”http://www.onceamonthmeals.com/wp-content/uploads/sundaysalads2.jpg”>

5 Responses to “Introducing: Sunday Salads”

  1. angie says:

    Such a great idea! :) Looking forward to the posts.

  2. How fun! Can we link in older posts or do you want new ones only?

  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea! We visit the farmer’s market on Saturdays so this works out beautifully.

  4. [...] up all the fresh produce I have been getting from the local farmer’s market. Heavenly. With Sunday Salads getting under way this weekend (don’t worry you still have time to get your strawberry salad [...]

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