Summer Salad Recipe!

Aug 25, 2013 at 12:46 am |
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Summer Salad Recipe!

Summer is here and it’s salad time! For a couple new salad recipes sure to please, try these family favorites.

colorful fiesta veggie salad

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad:

Salad ingredients:

–      1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

–      4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked and shucked

–      1 red onion, diced

–      2 jalapeño peppers, seeded & finely chopped

–      2 hass avocado, cubed

–      1 red bell pepper, finely diced

–      1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced

–      1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

–      2 cups mesculin greens

Dressing ingredients:

–      1/4 cup lowfat mayonnaise

–      1/4 cup water

–      2 T Dijon mustard

–      2 T balsamic vinegar

–      1 T finely minced thyme

–      salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all salad ingredients together

2. Whisk dressing ingredients together until well-incorporated.

3. Pour dressing on salad and serve on a bed of mesculin greens.

Healthy Mediterranean Potato Salad:

–        2 dozen small red potatoes (approx. 1 1/2 pounds)

–        4 T finely chopped dill

–        1 bunch finely chopped scallions

–        1 red onion, diced small

–        2-3 tsp cumin

–        juice & zest of 4-6 large fresh lemons (approx. 1/3 cup juice)

–        3 T kosher salt

–        2-3 T extra virgin olive oil

1. Boil potatoes in covered saucepan filled with water and 1 T kosher salt, and bring to a simmer.

2. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender but not too soft (about 10 minutes)

3. Remove potatoes from saucepan and put into a bowl of ice water, to shock potatoes and stop the cooking process.

4. Remove potatoes from ice water bath, and chop into big 2″ cubes.

5. Place cubed potatoes into large bowl.

6. To create the dressing, mix remaining ingredients together and whisk to incorporate all.

7. Pour dressing over potatoes

8. Mix well and serve

Summer Salad Recipe! Summer is here and it’s salad time! For a couple new salad recipes sure to please, try these family favorites.           Colorful Fiesta Veggie Salad: Salad ingredients: –      1 can black beans, rinsed and drained –      4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked and shucked –      1 […]