Your favorite simple summer main course salad
- Green Omnivore May 8, 2009 08:28 PM
I made a grilled shrimp on mesclun greens with a peanut-coconut dressing. I was pleasantly surprised and it was super tasty. So now I'm looking for more ideas on easy main course salads. What are your favorite summer time salads?
Mixed greens with:
* roasted walnuts or pecans
* choped apples or pears
* crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
* lemon/olive oil dressing (w/bit of sugar to balance, salt, pepper).
You can throw chicken into the mix as well (I found it tasted best poached)
2 tbsp coconut milk (unsweetened)
2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
1 tbsp peanut butter
a splash of soy sauce (or until desired tastiness, you could also use fish sauce too)
1 tbsp water
tiny drizzle of toasted sesame oil
Mix it all together and just keep tasting and adding components until delicious.
I posted some pics of the salad on my blog if you're interested :-)
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Shell pasta tossed with chopped up Cajun style BBQ Shrimp, frozen peas, radishes, diced celery and mayo (if you want spice add a bit of curry powder to the mayo). S&P to taste.
Grilled chicken, cut into bite sized pieces, over romaine. Chopped avocado and orange segments, scallion, olives. Whip up a very acidic vinagrette, pour, serve. What I love is how the avocado kind of mushes into everything to add a creaminess which is offset by the acid of the dressing and the oranges.