A Salad Recipe for People who Hate Salads

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If you’re like me, salad just doesn’t excite you too much. I have tried to get on the salad bandwagon… I mean there are so many health benefits to a good salad filled with veggies, protein, and leafy greens. But to me, they just usually aren’t too delicious. More often than not, I find that either the dressing is soaking only one spot or I’m only eating the goat cheese (oops) and so on…

So, I decided I needed to come up with a good salad recipe that both satisfies, tastes delicious, and mixes in health and taste. This salad would be great for a barbecue, once the weather warms up, and I think it would also make a great lunch packed up the next day for work.

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I personally also love how this salad looks! There are so many delicious ingredients that every bite would be tasty and colorful all at once.


  • 1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 pound Yellowfin tuna steaks, about 1 1/2″ thick
  • 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1/2 lb fingerling potatoes
  • 1 jar of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1 cup olives, halved
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Grill tuna for 3-4 min on both sides, season w/ salt and pepper.
  • Pack the potatoes in tin foil and place on the grill for 25 min with a bit of oil, until they are cooked through.
  • Spread the green beans on the grill with a little bit of oil and cook until they’re slightly crispy.
  • Toss everything else together in a big bowl, add in the cut up tuna, chopped potatoes, and grilled green beans. Drizzle w/ the vinaigrette you made in the beginning and enjoy!



Bonus Recipe!!  So every single Friday night, at my house, my family and I make homemade pizza and it is my absolute favorite thing to eat. I always find myself eating roughly 5 slices. (They’re tinier than regular pizza slices, ok?!) This pizza recipe would make a great summer meal, gathered around a BBQ with some friends and a cold corona w/ lime. Aaah.

Pizza generally isn’t that healthy, I know. But being healthy is also about balance. I think it’s important to treat myself to indulgences when I really want to and I try to savor every single bite. It’s worth it. And necessary that I don’t beat myself up afterwards but rather feel happy that I just enjoyed something delicious!


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  • 1 large ripe pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 small package of sliced proscuitto
  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella cheese
  • salt + pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 4 rounds of (whole wheat if you want!) pizza dough


  • Place pineapples in a Ziploc bag and add in honey, hot sauce, and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Shake it up!! Then, when they are coated, grill the pineapples for 6-8 min on the grill.
  • Heat up your grill to high and coat with olive oil. Place your pizza on the grill. (You can use a cookie sheet if you’d like to place the pizza on top of that too.) Close the grill and let the pizza cook for about 2 min. Add on all your toppings, including your pineapple. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Close the grill for another 2 min. Garnish with oregano and enjoy!

What are your favorite things to cook when the weather gets warmer?? Comment below ?


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Carlie Rice -the founder of Rice & Repeat

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