Avocado Cilantro Dressing + The Salad I’m Loving Now

Hello, hello!

I’m popping in to document the salad I have been eating pretty much most days of the week all summer. Super simple, super easy to make, super satisfying, super yum.

So here we go. This is what it looks like:

avocado cilantro dressing salad

And this is how to make it:

Avocado Cilantro Dressing

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2-1 bunch cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Mild green salsa

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. I didn’t list out quantities for the lime juice or salsa so I’ll just say the amount is *some*. Start with the avocado and the the cilantro. I probably  use the equivalent of 3 limes but it depends on the size of the lime. And then I pour salsa in until the dressing reaches the desired consistency.

Salad I’m loving

  • Spinach
  • kale
  • red cabbage
  • shredded carrot
  • red or green onion
  • beans
  • quinoa
  • corn

I pretty much just toss in whatever I have, mixing and matching different vegetables. I do subscribe to a CSA so it’s fun to pick up my produce box every week and to then incorporate those fresh veggies into my salad.

That’s it and I haven’t gotten sick of eating it yet!

Other updates: I haven’t been up to anything too terribly interesting these days, just enjoying the amazing summer we’ve had here in Salt Lake! We did take a trip to Germany, Austria and Italy this summer which was AMAZING. We went so my husband could attend the paragliding festival we went to last year and then we added some different stops this time around. We spent a few nights in the Dolomites, here is a photo from that area. Photos really don’t do this place justice.

dolomites

After returning home from Europe we’ve just been having a real low-key, fun-centered summer. We’ve gotten out hiking and mountain biking which has seriously been SO FUN. The last probably 5-6 years I’ve been so consumed with running that I wasn’t able to really do anything else and now it feels like there’s a whole new world out there for me to explore! I’ve lived in Utah for I think 14 years and I have hardly done any hiking. Turns out, hiking is actually really hard. Harder than running at times. Who knew?

It’s been 11 months now, since I broke my hip! The only activity I can’t do is run which is totally fine. Actually last week I did secretly go for a run and didn’t tell anyone, ha. I just used an interval timer and ran for 30 seconds and walked for 30 seconds for 30 minutes total. It definitely felt better than the last time I went for run so I’m hopeful that another year from now I might be able to run a 5K here and there. Maybe.

I’m really on pins and needles waiting for the 1 year check up just to make sure everything looks good and I will be sure to update at that point!

Rocco is doing great. He’s just funny and smart and lazy and snuggly and just the best little pal. He loves to get inside pillowcases and blankets even if it’s 100 degrees outside. Here is a collage:

rocco is cute

Alright, that’s all for now!

Laura

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