I don't generally follow recipes 100%. I start with a recipe, whether that's in a cookbook or on Pinterest or from a google search, and then I usually modify it in some way. Often because I don't love having to buy the specific ingredients a recipe calls for. Last week, I found a recipe for a new twist on my standard mexican salad. Usually when I make a form of a mexican salad, it's really just black beans, grain, tomato, avocado, lettuce. Done. But this recipe was citrusy and included onions and corn. No, it's not groundbreaking, but it was the perfect twist on my standard – it didn't sound too complicated, but sounded yummy!

Photo from Instagram (follow me there for more lunch + dinner inspiration): Mexican Salad with Orange

Tweaks I made: used wild rice instead of quinoa because that's what we had; roasted the onions because I don't love raw onions, even if they're purple; omitted the cilantro because we didn't have any. It was very easy to pull together, very tasty and perfect for the warmer weather. I will definitely be making it (or some version of it) again this summer!

Tell me in the comments: what's your favorite salad right now? 

Ps. If you're sick of eating the same things for dinner week after week, email me! In my coaching program, I'll give you new ideas to break out of the dinner rut - you'll feel healthier and you don't have to spend all day in the kitchen!