3 Summertime Salads

3 Summertime Salads

Summer brings longer days, lots of sun, time with friends and family, trips to the ice cream pallor, the beach. farmers markets with fresh produce and loads of FUN!  It also brings heat, humidity and a desire to make things easier.

So I created 3 completely different and unique summertime recipes just for you to enjoy.  They’re quick, easy, HEALTHY and will have you out of the kitchen in no time!

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Spinach and Pear Salad

(serves 2)

5 cups fresh spinach

1/3 cups pecan pieces

1/2 cup feta or goats cheese

1 pear, cored and diced

 

Combine.

 

Dressing:

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon local honey

2 tablespoon freshly squezed lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

 

Combine and use for Spinach & Pear Salad

 

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Steak and Potato Salad

(serves 4)

16 small red potatoes

1 pound sirloin steak

8 cups mixed greens

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

2 tablespoon minced shallots

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon peppper

 

Boil potatoes till tender.  Cut into quarters.

Season steak with salt and pepper to taste.  Grill or cook on broiler, 6 minutes each side or till done.  Let sit 5 minutes.  Slice in 1/8 inch slices.

Divide greens, tomatoes, shallots among 4 plates.  Add steak and potatoes equally among plates.

 

Dressing:

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon tarragon

 

Combine and use for Steak and Potato Salad

 

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No Lettuce in Sight Salad

1 cup edamame, cooked and shelled

1 cup barley, cooked and shelled

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 large carrot, chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

 

Combine.

 

Dressing:

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 freshly squeezed lime

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup rice wine vinegar

3 cloves garlic, minced

Sea Salt and pepper to taste

 

Combine and serve with No Lettuce in Sight Salad.

 

2 Responses to 3 Summertime Salads

  1. Alex says:

    I made the No Lettuce In Sight salad last night– because here on Okinawa for the last few weeks there seriously is not lettuce in sight (due to shipping delays from nearby typhoons). The salad delicious and very fresh tasting. The basil and lime really make it great. The salad was very large and colorful — great for taking to a gathering. I ended up putting in three cups of barley due to cooking portions on barley box. Worked out fine, still mostly veggies.

    • jocelyn4182 says:

      How wonderful! I love it when there are plenty of delicious leftovers! And perfect for a school lunch since the start of school is right around the corner!

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