The Viral Salad You Must Try

The Viral Salad You Must Try

If you can’t tell by now, I am really into my health and wellness journey. Being a foodie, makes this journey a little harder. While I have learned to eat to live and not live to eat, I still like to eat! So, I am always willing to try new healthy recipes that I come across. Last fall, I came across the viral ‘Hot Girl Summer’ salad, and I must say, I am a fan.

Hot Girl Summer Salad

2 Cucumbers, peeled and diced

2 Green Bell Peppers, diced

½ Red Onion, finely diced

4 Hard Boiled Eggs, peeled and chopped

¾ cup Zesty Italian Dressing

½ cup Pepperocinci Peppers, sliced

¼ cup Roasted Sunflower Kernels

The Viral Salad You Must Try

½ teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ teaspoon Paprika

¼ teaspoon Black Pepper

Chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, onion, and eggs. Add to a large bowl. Add the dressing, pepperoncini peppers, sunflower kernels, garlic powder, paprika, and ground black pepper. Toss until evenly combined. Serve chilled.

I have seen multiple variations of this recipe on social media. I have seen the salad dressing substituted with Balsamic Vinegarette, a homemade vinegarette, or even Olive Garden salad dressing. I have had friends add a protein like shredded chicken or shrimp to it.  You can also add other veggies to the mixture. As with any recipe, you can make it your own.

Whether you are trying to drop pounds or not this salad is the perfect warm weather salad. It is a great healthy dish to bring to the cookout or potluck. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Bon Appetite!


Torilyn Williams
Torilyn Williams is a Louisiana native, born and raised in New Orleans. She moved to Lafayette to attend UL Lafayette, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Applied Life Sciences. Tori is blessed to be the wife of her ambitious and hardworking husband, Damian. The devoted mom of Tatum Marie (6) and Aubrey Malia (5) and bonus mom to Damian Jr. (20). Tori has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. She is a member of Junior League Lafayette. Tori has a heart for volunteerism, she loves to give back to the community and mentor the youth. Tori is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie that loves to chronicle her food adventures on Instagram (@Dashofwilliams). Outside of work you can find Tori spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new recipes, and working out. Tori is always down for a good meal with family or a shopping trip!