As the summer heat is pounding down on us, it is a good time to have a nice, cool salad that is light and delicious in flavors. This chinese chicken salad is full of umami flavors and a breeze to prepare. The salad can be all put together minus being dressed for a dinner to be served in no time at all. The salad also makes a great lunch prep meal with the dressing in a separate container and toss right before you eat making a great low carb lunch.
As we are hit with hot weather up here in Minnesota, there is nothing like a cool and refreshing side dish that can go with practically anything. In this Thai Cucumber Salad, the salad is simple to make, taking under 20 minutes to make. The salad is an easy and quite healthy side dish. The dressing is a sweet vinegar style that is packed with a bit of a heat that goes great over the cold crisp vegetables. The best part of this recipe is that it is indeed vegan and vegetarian.
Now that the weather is finally getting warm, it is officially time to barbecue and have friends and family over for cookouts. For most people, you can’t have a barbecue party or a backyard party without some delicious pasta salad. This creamy chicken pasta salad is simple to prepare with just a few ingredients.The salad is packed with chicken, bacon, cheese and herbs and vegetables for color. Then all tossed in a great easy creamy homemade dressing.
It seems like almost ever salad the is served at a backyard barbecue is a pasta salad, potato or the standard lettuce salad. One of the best salads is ones using rice. Rice is a way under used base for a salad. It takes on flavors like pasta salads and is great at holding onto the vegetables as you are spooning it on to your dish or mouth. This thai wild rice salad has the great flavors of both the white and wild rices, plus the tangy thai vinaigrette. Plus the crunch of the vegetables it creates a great all around salad that will have your friends and family raving.
In the summer, one of the most common sides is the pasta salad. They are popular due to the salad being nice and cold on a hot summer day and the ease of making them. In this greek pasta salad, the salad is full of fresh bold flavors that are light and delicious on a hot summer day. The salad can be made in under 20 minutes, plus time to let it get cold in the refrigerator. It is perfect for a great easy change to your next picnic or backyard barbecue.
The Waldorf salad was introduced at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel back in the 1890's and has become a classic american salad that is still very popular. The Waldorf salad is a fruit and nut salad that is covered with a creamy dressing served traditionally with a bed of lettuce. The Waldorf salad has had many different variations over the years. Many use dried fruit like raisins with the apples or fresh grapes that give some extra juiciness and sweetness that goes great with crunch of the walnuts and crisp apples. Check out the recipe below at the bottom of this post.
The classic Cobb salad is a classic American salad. There is many different ways of making it but it tends to be made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort or Gorgonzola cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette.
This autumn Cobb salad takes the classic salad and adds some seasonal changes that makes it just as good as the original. In place of the simple red wine vinaigrette, there is a creamy pecan maple dressing that is full flavored and complements the salad completely. The salad can be made as one large salad or can be made into many separate salads. I make this salad as simple food prep lunch for the week with the dressing on the side. Check out the recipe below in the post.
Broccoli salad is one of the most common potluck and picnic salads. The broccoli has a great crunch and goes great with the raisins, walnuts, cheese and onion. The salad is topped with a classic mayonnaise and vinegar sauce that covers the ingredients, but doesn't pool on the bottom that needs consistent stirring. This broccoli salad is very easy to make and only has a few steps that can be done within minutes. Check out the recipe below in the post.
In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Mix until combine. The recipe I use does not have any sugar added like typical dressing. It still has a great flavor with the addition of salt and pepper that the sugar is not missed.
In a large bowl, add the broccoli, raisins, shallot, bacon, walnuts and cheddar cheese.
Pour the mayonnaise sauce on top and toss until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper if needed. The dressing should be just be enough to cover everything without a lot of excess.
In the summer, some of the best foods are the ones that are light and bright. This asparagus, potato and corn salad is full of colorful vegetables that are tossed in a lemon olive oil dressing. The salad is topped with a parmigiano cheese that gives it a bit of richness and flavor. The salad is perfect for a large dinner since the salad remains the same consistency through as people are digging in. The dressing is very light which is perfect for a hot summer night. Check out the recipe below in the post.
Tired of having the same old salads at every backyard barbecue or picnic? This grilled ratatouille vegetable salad is a great colorful and very healthy salad that is a great choice for a change. The grilled ratatouille vegetable salad is much lighter then the standard potato or pasta salads that are the norm, but still pack a great flavor from the vegetables and the light vinaigrette dressing and fresh herbs that the grilled vegetables are tossed in. The salad takes very little time and can be served either hot or cold. Check out the recipe below in post.
Hey everyone, I am Dan and Live in Minnesota. I am here to show you the wonderful world of cooking and baking. As being a young boy in the kitchen to being a chef for over 10 years, I will show you the great recipes I have used over the years and what I do next. Please stick around and Enjoy!!