Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Salads

Summer is here along with the unbearable heat 

There's no way I'm turning on the oven unless I have to so I've been eating a ton of salads

and binge watching Parks and Rec...but that's another blog post...

My favorite is this Grilled Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad I blogged about a few weeks ago.  So so good.  In fact the dressing is so delicious I want to put it on everything! Including this Grilled Vegetable Salad

I'm not a huge fan of basil so I took the honey lime dressing from the first recipe and used it on this grilled vegetable salad.  Grilled zucchini, squash, asparagus and corn.  Bring it on!

This dressing goes great on anything!

Next up...slaw.  That's kind of a salad right?

I normally hate coleslaw but this is different.  It's a Red Cabbage, Apple, Pecan slaw with Cranberries!  Here's the recipe  The vinegar in this, along with the sweetness of the toasted pecans and cranberries, really cuts down on the bitterness of the cabbage.

And finally the salad to beat all salads...Fruit Salad!

When I saw this on Pinterest it looked like the perfect fruit salad for a summer BBQ but it actually turned out more like a dessert...and I'm ok with that!

It's so simple.  Just take a can of peaches and pineapple and mix together with a packet of vanilla pudding mix.  Keep the juices from the can...that'll give you a nice pudding with your fruit.  There's the dessert part!  Throw in some strawberries, blueberries, grapes and banana and you're done.  To make it even sweeter, add a little Cool Whip on top and summer dessert ever!  And I didn't have to turn on the oven!

See everyone loves a good salad!

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