Last weekend was so low key. Jason was out of town which meant I had lots of time for the gym, organizing the apartment, and salads. First off, I cleaned out my closet. I have a monster pile of clothes to give away. I now need to bag them up and drop them off for donations. It’s such a liberating feeling when you clean and organize your closet. All is right in the world. I also organized our pantry shelves in the kitchen. I purchased little bins so everything is in it’s proper place. Perfection.
Dinner on Saturday was easy. I knew I wanted to do a hearty salad but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to put in it. I ended up with roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, chopped bell peppers, butter lettuce, and the most delicious champagne pear dressing from Trader Joe’s. It was everything I wanted. I simply tossed diced sweet potatoes with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted them at 400 degrees for 30 minutes turning halfway through. I let those fully cool down and then I chopped up my bell pepper and scooped my avocado. I added all the toppings to a bed of butter lettuce and drizzled the Champagne Pear Dressing over top (make this gluten-free by using a gluten-free dressing).
This salad was really filling from the sweet potatoes. It had the perfect crunch from the bell peppers and the perfect sweetness from the dressing. The avocado adds a creamy element that pulls it all together. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
On Sunday Jason came home from his brother’s house with a paper bag full of fresh produce from their garden. I could not be more excited. Everything looked beautiful and delicious. I will use it all!!
I hope you all have a lovely week!