Salad inspirations

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Hello everyone-While on my trip in May to Summerland B.C. and Fishhawk Lake Oregon to visit Peg Barcelo, Gayle Rich Boxman and Debb Janes all these ladies eat healthy, so salads was a main staple at both places. I had greek salad for the first time at Peg's and a homemade original salmon salad at Gayle's. I also did a scrumptious salad on a day trip with Gayle. All of them were very tasty.

I like many different kinds of salad including tossed salad and chef salad and a combination of the two and have put a variety of toppings on them. Every since I have been home I have been wanting to make a tossed salad with a few different additions I haven't done before. I had gotten the ingredients but hadn't taken the time to make one.

Today got up to 90* out so I had worked in the garden from about 5:30 a.m. til about 10:30 a.m. before it got to hot to work out there. So I decided that today was the day I would make myself that long anticipated salad.

I will find out shortly how tasty it is because I am having it for dinner. I might have made enough for lunch tomorrow too.  Now I haven't taken a pic of what I am having for dinner or lunch for that matter before but this salad just looked too good not to share. So ANOTHER first for me.



The salad has the following ingredients:


Cherry tomatoes




Ripe olives

Sweet red pepper

Feta Cheese

Cooked salmon



The following ingredients I have never put in a salad before. Salmon, feta cheese, sweet red pepper and avocado. I had feta cheese for the first time at Peg's and Salmon and Avocado for the first time at Gayle's. The red pepper just because I have tasted red peppers before and like them better than the green ones.

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Sharon Lee

Comments (19)

Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

I missed what time you were serving? Or was I just imagining things?

Jun 10, 2014 08:51 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rob-Just served it. You mean you missed it? Smiling

Jun 10, 2014 09:12 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

The other night I added leftovers to lettuce for our dinner.  Thin sliced cooked pork chops and grilled corn on the cob that I shaved off the cob into our salad bowls.  It was yummo.

Jun 10, 2014 09:25 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Tammy that does sound yummo. There are so many ways to make a yummo and unique salad

Jun 10, 2014 09:30 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Adding the Salmon is very healthy Sharon... great photo and list of ingredients....
Jun 10, 2014 09:31 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Gary-Love salmon just never put it in a salad til now

Jun 10, 2014 09:45 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Sharon, isn't it fun experimenting?? When you try it on yourself it doesn't harm anyone, you are your own test subject. These ingredients constitute all that I've used in a single salad. As a matter-of-fact, I must have been channeling you, because I had a hot salmon salad tonite, much like the one I made for you and Debb. I didn't have feta or black kalamata olives, but they would have been a perfect addition. I DID have red peppers, tho!

Sisters of the Traveling Salads...that's what we are!

Jun 10, 2014 11:42 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Found you at and so glad I did.  I love salad too. I will have to take a picture of the next one I make from the greens in my little garden. Keep on writing and sharing!

Jun 10, 2014 05:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, have fun and enjoy your time with these lovely ladies!    Your salad looks fabulous!

Jun 11, 2014 12:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great combination of salad you made for yourself, and we use an avocado a day in our is so good for you, and your photo just made me very hungry at 11.00 AM, our time.  A

Jun 11, 2014 04:05 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Gayle-I like that name for us. It is fun experimenting and I will be doing more of it in the coming weeks and months. That salmon salad you made was delicious

Thank you Anna for visiting and subscribing

Joan-I did and thank you. It was tasty

Alexandra-I love avocados but don't often eat them but plan on changing that. Salad is always a good thing to crave even at 11 am

Jun 11, 2014 04:31 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Sharon ... Vegas Bob loves all the ingredients of your salad, great job and now my mouth is watering  Your post has been featured to the group:



Jun 11, 2014 04:38 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Sharon, It looks delicious and I am now hungry!

Jun 11, 2014 11:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon ---- there are so many ingredients you can experiment with when making a salad --- veggies, fruit, nuts, cheese, tuna or chicken --- the possibilties are really endless. 

Jun 11, 2014 05:09 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Indeed they are Michael and I plan on experimenting much more

Jun 12, 2014 06:25 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I'm not a salmon fan, but the rest sounds delicious! :))))

Oct 21, 2014 07:42 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

It was delicious. You either like salmon or hate it. It has a unique flavor

Oct 21, 2014 11:11 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That looks and sounds like a really delicious salad. 

I need to find a recipe for spicy beef salad. Yes it has beef. It's a Thai dish and the dressing really draws all the flavors together. 

Oct 01, 2015 12:28 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Debbie Laity -It was very good and yours sounds very good too but most likely too spicy for me.

Oct 01, 2015 12:51 PM