5 Minute, 6 Ingredient, Summer Salad Recipe

Before I get into sharing my favorite five minute summer salad recipe with you, I just wanted to take a moment to update you:

This has been one of the worst months of my life; trying to navigate my way through getting the *very* much needed care for my Son’s horrendous work injuries. I cannot go into much detail, as much to my dismay and disbelief, we had to hire an Attorney, to help us fight Workman’s Comp. What I can say is this: thank GOD I have been fighting and advocating for my own health for the past near decade; it served, somewhat, as a primer for all this. Second: last Monday, he FINALLY had surgery and has finally started on the *very* long road to recovery. I’m still destroyed and in awe over the barbaric and inhuman manner with which he was treated……I would never treat another human being the way he was treated.

Additionally: Thank you. I sincerely want to thank you all for the kind words, advice, encouragement and personal emails that I received from you. It kept me somewhat grounded, during such a terrible time, to remember that all of you are out there. But moreover, I was deeply touched by the love and support I felt from all of you, especially when my faith in folks was seriously in peril. It’s just one more way that this community shines and I could not be ANY more grateful to be part of it or to “know” all of you. <3

Now without any more mushy adieu, here’s my actual post:

Let’s face it, eating healthy is hard. Fixing healthy meals, when you feel like death, is even harder. That’s why this is one of my favorite recipes. It is literally a five minute fix and has some really great nutritional power; never mind, it actually tastes good. Even for a super picky eater like me.

The best part? It’s only 6 ingredients and whips up super quick, with enough to make a couple meals!!

Stace’s 5 Minute, 6 Ingredient, Summer Salad:

  • 1 medium to large cucumber
  • 1-16 ounce package of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1-8 ounce package of fresh mozzarella pearls (I use these because they’re quicker and easier)
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Cut the veggies into chunks, add all the ingredients together, gently toss and serve.

That’s it!! Although………I do dry the cheese off, out of the package and I do season to taste with a dash of salt and pepper…But I still maintain; super duper, lazily perfect, easy!

Here’s a pic of the mozzarella I use, but if you don’t want to spend the extra on the pre-cut, just use 8 ounces cut from the block.

Voila! Done!

Before I go, I’m going for broke here and will ask, one more time, for your vote for me for the WEGO Health Awards (if you haven’t already done so). Voting closes on Friday; so if you are willing, I’d love your vote <3 . If you have voted for me, thank you!! https://www.wegohealth.com/48159362/awards

It feels SO good to sit for five minutes. It feels even better to write a Blog Post. While my Son recovers and I try to preserve my health and sanity, I still cannot say how often I will be able to write. But I am hoping, enough so, to have some semblance of normalcy around here. I ask for your continued love, prayers and support and hope you enjoy my salad!

Much Love <3 Stace

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8 thoughts on “5 Minute, 6 Ingredient, Summer Salad Recipe

    1. Melinda, this is easily one of the nicest things anyone has done for me. Thank you SO much. I am incredibly grateful for such a thoughtful post and for the thoughts and prayers for my family ❤️ You’re special to me too 😉

  1. Jeees, this has been a shit year all around, hasn’t it?

    How is he doing after his recent surgery? It’s such early days that I imagine it’s hard to know how things are going really. I hope it went as well as possible. As for the company, I hope they get what’s coming to them. You are the best person to fight this battle because of what you’ve been through, so I’m glad your son has you to help advocate. How are people supposed to stand up for themselves and fight for better treatment though when they’re so poorly or having surgeries and coming through what your son has? It’s ridiculous.

    You all as a family will get through this. You have each other. You have that fighting spirit that, no matter how exhausted you may be, will always be there to keep you going. Sending my very best wishes to your son for a smooth recovery, albeit a long one. And sending lots of love my way to you, Stace. Keep up with the yummy healthy foods, get some rest, de-stress, and make yourself a priority too. xxxxx

    1. Thanks Caz, truly ❤️
      As for a shit year, YESSSSS. Omg. Seriously?!? Now I have to try to hold it together while waiting for next week’s MRI. I’m going to go with the thought that the mass hasn’t grown….cause I’m pre tt y sure God knows I’m at the end of the short leash he gave me. But ugh, I’d really like a break (or my sanity or some oxygen?)
      And while I sit here whining, then there’s my Son. Thank God we finally got the surgery, but WOW the injuries are grotesque…..it will be a very long recovery road. Even after surgery, he still can’t use his hands-they took SO #%*+%# long to approve surgery, his fingers (even the good ones) are frozen in place and unusable. Baby steps though. He’s had surgery and is getting twice weekly OT (an hour away)…..
      And the biggest thing, Caz…..you are SO right. We had said it too many times to count; thank God I know the system and know how to advocate for myself (or him, in this case). Not that I was looking for accolades, but the Surgeon’s staff told Colton he was very lucky to have me….his response? “I have no idea what I’ve had done without her help”. I’m grateful he feels that way, but it enraged me…..what if he didn’t?
      What about ALL the people who don’t have people like me (or you or all of us advocates)?
      It makes me heartbroken and sick and enraged.
      LOL….at one point I told one of the people I was fighting with “I’m not going away….so I’m not sure you understand who you’re dealing with….but I’m not going away”.
      RLOL. I’m like a horrible migraine or hemorrhoids, Caz. 🤣😂
      Thanks for all your love and support, truly ❤️

  2. I’m so sorry to hear how your son has been treated. It’s disgusting how far some people will go to avoid taking responsibility. As a lawyer, I see it all the time. I hope your son is healing well after his surgery. He’s lucky to have a mom that is experienced at advocating and fighting for what is right!

    1. Awwwww, thank you Lindsay. It hasn’t happened too often, but in this situation, I was grateful to have been sick all these years. I perish to think of how differently this could have gone had I not learned all I have since getting sick. Even then, I was still forced to call an Attorney when I had exhausted all my fight.
      It is disgustingly reprehensible. I could NOT believe his employer could know how badly he was hurt, know how much he was suffering and still not care enough to get him the care he needed.
      I was astonished when the Surgeon’s office said they see it all the time. I cannot understand how these people sleep at night. Truly.
      He’s finally in the recovery process, thank you for asking and for the concern. They said a minimum of 3-6 months from now until he will be functioning. But thankfully, he will recover.
      I appreciate your care and concern, truly. ❤️
      And if you fight for people like my Son, thank you.

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