Ladies Tennis: After The Match


Ladies tennis is not just about exercise. And cute outfits. And socializing. Oh no – it is about eating too.

In our league, whichever team hosts the match is responsible for putting together a light lunch for everyone to enjoy afterward.  The spread usually includes a yummy salad and chips and crackers and cheese and muffins and tea sandwiches and cookies and brownies and nuts and candy and sometimes bundt cakes. It is great to know that all of the calories we burn playing can be immediately replaced upon coming off the court. We don’t want anyone to go very long with a calorie deficiency.

I am usually the one who signs up to bring “drinks” to our tennis matches. (i.e. seltzer water and/or juice – I know – a very ambitious undertaking!) My doubles partner is the one who always brings an amazing, delicious, complicated salad. We make a good team. She always comes through with something spectacular – on and off the court!

This time, I am bringing my favorite party salad. I made this recipe up and you should feel free to steal it, improvise and improve, and make up your own name for it. Maybe “Bertha’s Broccoli Surprise” or “Agatha’s Asian Salad” or “Good Stuff My Kids Won’t Eat.” Go on. Steal it. Really, I don’t mind.

I am posting this recipe again because I know I am going to be innundated with requests for it at the match luncheon. Everyone will be mobbing me. Probably.  I am just trying think ahead. (Just kidding – I am simply trying to avoid writing a whole new post so I can go to bed and get a good night’s sleep before my match. So I can play hard and then eat. A lot.)

All of these ingredients came from Trader Joe’s…

Here’s what you will need:

1 bag of broccoli slaw

1 bag of chopped up broccoli

1/2 bag of mixed color raisins

1/2 bag of roasted sunflower seeds

1 bottle of Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette


Throw it all in a big bowl and mix it up. That’s it. Easy as pie and better for you. It is so yummy, maybe your kids will even eat it!

What are you going to call your version of this salad?

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  1. Beth says:

    Hi Annie, Thank you for the great salad. Let me be the first one to “mob you” from the tennis team. It was so tasty and perfect for after a match when you want something light and heathy . I will definitely make it at home.
    BTW, nice win today. You played great!


    1. annie kip says:

      Thanks, Beth!!! And thanks for taking a look at my blog! I am so glad you are on our team!!!

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