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?
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.
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.
What is your favorite summer food?I love salads of all sorts. Our family needs to get out of our summer food rut. Can you name a food and tell me where you found the recipe so I can try it too? Help us try new things!