Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Full Circle Salads


I know I have talked a bit about the weekly produce delivery service that Heather and I use in the past, because it's amazing and I love it. That service is called Full Circle and they provide us with an assortment of fresh, organic produce every week that ends up meeting most of my produce needs. I only buy maybe one or two produce items at the grocery store per week now, and the cost of Full Circle's subscription service is much cheaper than if I were to buy the same amount of organic produce at the store, plus it gets delivered right to my door!




The quality and freshness of their fruits and vegetables is excellent and we are constantly amazed by how delicious it all is. We typically get a good mix including some fruit, some root vegetables, some greens, and other great vegetables. It's anywhere from 6-10 different items and you get a good amount of each, proportionate to the box size that you order. Heather and I get the smallest size and it's perfect for a couple. They also have an online store where you can add all sorts of delicious organic food to your order.



Full Circle has delivery areas in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, it is a wonderful service and has definitely encouraged Heather and I to eat healthier. I encourage anyone in those states to check it out. If you are interested, they have a referral program and you can get $15 off of your first order if you use the promo code FCREFER and add our name, Heather Poelzer, in this case, in the "Referred by" box at sign up. Check out their website here!





Neither Heather or I really love salads, so we didn't eat them very often until we started using Full Circle. But we kept receiving all these delicious looking greens, multiple varieties of kale, romaine, red and green leaf lettuce, spinach, arugula, and more! We just had to use them, so we started making salads with the greens and whatever other fruit and produce we had around, which we always have in abundance now. Now we really enjoy these salads, especially when we have beets to roast and add to them! I also usually add hard-boiled eggs and/or nuts because they are great on salads and full of protein. We hard-boil our eggs during our weekly meal prep on the weekend so that we have them ready and available all throughout the week.



I also started making salad dressings from scratch to go with these salads, in a similar manner, using what ingredients I have on hand. So I will include a recipe for homemade salad dressing in this post and there will be more to come! As always, feel free to Chef Around and make salads and dressings that you like! Other great salad toppings are: cheese, olives, chicken, shrimp, salmon, avocado, mushrooms, and quinoa. Or anything else that you like, create your own favorite salads and come back to those but it's always good to change things up and try new foods too!





Full Circle Salad

Serves 2 


Ingredients


1 head Green Leaf Lettuce, chopped 
1 Bell Pepper, sliced 
1 Avocado, diced 
1 Egg, hard-boiled and sliced 
4 oz Gruyere Cheese, grated 

Dressing: 

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 
1 Tbsp Orange Juice 
1 Tbsp Honey 
1/4 tsp Thyme, dried 
1/8 tsp Salt 
1/8 tsp Black Pepper



Directions

Add all ingredients for the dressing to a jar with a lid and shake vigorously to combine. Toss lettuce in dressing in a bowl, then portion onto plates and top with the Bell Pepper, Avocado, Hard-Boiled Egg, and Gruyere Cheese.

4 comments:

  1. Homemade salad dressings are easy and delicious. i will certainly try this one out.

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    1. It's too bad Full Circle doesn't deliver in California!

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  2. Your salads look delicious and I can't wait to try your dressing. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen! We always appreciate your comments.

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