The perfect salad.

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  1. Patsybell profile image86
    Patsybellposted 4 years ago

    The perfect salad.

    In the heat of the summer, sometimes lunch or dinner is simply a salad at my house. It can be insalata caprese, cobb salad, an anti pasta plate, chef salad, a ploughman's lunch. Summer meals become lighter and less complicated. Make ahead salads like macaroni salad, taboule, or a cold rice salad are included. What is your favorite salad meal?

  2. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

    My cucumber & tomato cous cous salad.  I love that stuff and eat it for dinner or lunch sometimes.  I make it ahead and it lasts me a couple of days.

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      GTF, That sounds so good. I love having a dish like yours, in the frig and ready to go.

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I guess my favorite would be classified as a garden salad because it's made with your normal salad stuff - tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, and cucumbers. But instead of lettuce, I prefer spinach.

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      sheilamyers, Just a good ol salad. Simple and summery. Spinach would make this even better.

  4. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    My favorite salad to make for dinner in the summertime is a classic macaroni and tuna salad. I add canned salmon and other special ingredients, my family loves it.

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      janshares, really your idea is a favorite cool summer dish. That is the kind of recipe that I make a double batch  and eat for two (or three) meals. Thanks. You reminded me of another good cold summer meal.

  5. Carb Diva profile image96
    Carb Divaposted 4 years ago

    We also enjoy having a cold salad on a hot summer day. One favorite is a chicken salad with Greek yogurt in place of the traditional mayo. We load it up with green seedless grapes, dried cranberries, crisp celery, chopped walnuts, grated carrot for added color and crunch, and fresh tarragon and a splash of fresh lemon juice.

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know for sure we could be friends or neighbors. That sounds like a excellent meal. I am using Greek yogurt to replace mayo or sour cream in most recipes. Thank you for reading my hub pages.

  6. moonfairy profile image76
    moonfairyposted 4 years ago

    A fresh garden salad with the usual fixings like cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, scallions .etc...  but we add grilled steak tips or chicken to it. It's easy and delish!!

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      moonfairy, I like the menu at your house. A one dish meal. It really does sound like a good salad.

  7. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    i like caesar salad, been the best all the time

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      peachpurple, You can't go wrong with that simple classic. Do you make the dressing with anchovy?


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