Green Salad with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almonds

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A salad made on the spot can be tasty, using whatever you’ve got in the fridge. This unlikely combination of sun-dried tomatoes, shredded carrot, sliced cucumbers, sliced almonds, and black olives surely proved itself.

green salad with sundried tomatoes and pepper jack

Despite my bigger grocery budget this week (in comparison to the next two weeks’ Pantry Challenge budget), it has felt like the Challenge has already begun.

Since I put the produce box “on vacation” this week, we worked through our supply of fruits and veg pretty well this week. The refrigerator is starting to look a bit bare. I see white!

So, on the fourth when I went to make a salad, I found myself at an impasse. Hmmm…. what can I put in here? The lemons were gone so I couldn’t make a Caesar Salad like I had planned. Instead I made this concoction.

It isn’t too crazy of a combination, but it was definitely outside the norm for my family. I was curious what FishPapa would say. I just kept quiet and waited.

“This salad…. it really works.”

Amen and amen.

Yes, it does work, despite the unconventional cast of characters. The carrots and sundried tomatoes add sweetness; the pepperjack contributes heat; the cucumber and almonds add a bit of crunch. It all works quite well, worthy of repeating again.

pepper jack tomato salad

Sliced steak or tri-tip goes exceptionally well with this salad.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Kathy says

    What a beautiful salad! I love finding new ways to serve salad!

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