22 summer salads

Looking for some fresh salad ideas this summer? Stir It Up! has you covered. Whether you're a traditional lettuce and veggies person, or like to experiment with pastas and grains, our salad list is sure to spark inspiration. 

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Kale salad with crispy chorizo

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    Sometimes food is the last thing on your mind. Other times, salads like this come along and change all that.
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By Sarah Murphy-KangasIn Praise of Leftovers 

Fill a medium salad bowl with washed and chopped lacinato kale (or other greens). Mix in julienned carrot, thinly sliced red onion, roughly chopped green olives, and chunks of smoked mozarella or feta. Then heat up a heavy skillet and pour a big glug of olive oil in. Add some big chunks of fresh crusty bread and a handful of chopped chorizo and fry them together with salt. Everything will turn crispy and a little bit orange.

Dump that hot mixture in with your greens, and toss the whole thing with white wine vinegarolive oil, and salt. And if you're lucky enough to have a cutie husband around, give him some, too, even though he says he's not hungry. Don't believe him.

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