Summer Salad {vegan} Recipe

A few weeks ago we all went to a Pot Luck dinner and I was to bring something vegan for my husband that everyone could eat. I wanted to make sure that he got some protein, good grains and of course some veggies. So when I found this recipe at Once Upon a Chef, I figured it was a win-win.

I love salads in the summer time for some reason more than in the winter. Maybe I just feel there is more variety in local veggies and fruits which to me, makes the salad. In searching for something vegan on Pinterest that would appeal to everyone, I thought this would be it. I had a bulgur/quinoa mix to use up and picked up the remaining veggies we needed. Well, my husband did 🙂

Vegan Summer Salad


  • 1 can of chic peas (drained, washed)
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup fresh Dill
  • 1/3 Cup fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1-2 lemons (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cups Quinoa (I put in a mix of Quinoa and Bulgar @ 2 cups and it made a tone of it).

It goes with everything! We had a BBQ pot luck and then I ate it with salmon and asparagus the next day. I changed the recipe a little and had 2 cups of quinoa/bulgur mix which in the end was a lot but good for a pot luck. If I was only making it for us as a family, I would have stayed with the 1 cup.

Again, the original recipe can be found at Once Upon A Chef.

What’s your favourite summer salad to eat?

What do you make for a Pot Luck?

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve put in your salad?

Nothing but Sunshine and Freckles

It’s been absolutely beautiful in Nova Scotia the last few days.

We got up to 25 C in the Valley. This was a sandals and summer shirt kind of day. Bye bye socks!

I had to drive over to Chester for a full day meeting with some pretty cool Recreation and Physical Activity Practitioners.

I dropped Lilly off at the sitters and proceeded to start my trip across the Province. I drove from Annapolis Valley – actually the “al” in Valley across to Chester – about 50 minutes.

As I was doing so, I was stuck behind a school bus that was turning left (as was I). I put up my visor and saw two boys in the back of the bus. One boy looked at me and stuck out his tongue! All I could do was laugh at him but he didn’t think that was funny.

It was hard to be inside when this was the view we had behind us:

Oak Island (Chester)

Signs we have moved into Spring in Nova Scotia:

  1. Ducks swimming on a pond (one which I was dying to jump in).
  2. Motor bikes on the highway.
  3. Ride-on lawn mowers out in full force.
  4. Runners everywhere.
  5. Kids on Bicycles.
  6. Everyone wearing t-shirts and shorts.
  7. Playing outside after dinner in t-shirt and shorts on all three of us.
  8. BBQing dinner we ate tonight (this must be a record for us).
  9. Realizing we only have wellies and winter boots for our daughter – whoops!
  10. Freckles popping out.

Are you having spring like temperatures? 

Don’t forget about the Booty Buns Cloth Diaper Giveaway. Contest starts Saturday!

Also, I’ll have my own little tasty giveaway around the 1st of April – and that’s not an April fool’s joke.