Can’t beat the heat? Kale salad recipe to the rescue…

Here on the East Coast, we enjoyed our first taste of summer this week. The temperature spiked to the nineties, lasting a couple of days. In the midst of a heat wave, who feels like turning the oven on to cook? Certainly not I! Prepare this salad recipe–no oven or stovetop required– for a nutrient-dense afternoon or evening meal during a heat wave.

Can’t Beat the Heat Kale Salad

Serves One


1 cup of baby kale

1/4 cup of halved strawberries

2 tbsp. of sunflower seeds

Shaved Manchego to taste

1/8 cup of lemon vinaigrette


Toss baby kale, strawberries, sunflower seeds, and lemon vinaigrette together until fully incorporated.

Then, add desired amount of shaved Manchego cheese atop the salad.

Enjoy! If preparing salad in advance of a meal, simply pour lemon vinaigrette into a separate container from the salad components.

What are your go-to salad recipes when you can’t beat the heat?

Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,



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