Summer Salad Recipes Needed
I love summer cold salads, especially grain free ones, and this weekend I am going to a concert and camping with my grown two daughters and their significant others. Two of us are vegetarian, four of us are low carb. I need to bring two or three different salads for the ice chest.
Tried and true recipes are welcome!
One can never have too many recipes for salads!
not sure how low-carb you need to be, but I just made a Lemon Mediterranean Lentil Salad that was fabulous. I also make a Raw Thai Pineapple Parsnip Rice Salad that is very crowd pleasing. Raw kale salads (I love mine with a lemon vinaigrette, beets, almonds and currants) also transport really well.
Hope this helps!
Thank you. I am going to try it.
I am bringing a variety of salads and dip/spreads to go with various "healthy chips" and veg.... combo of lower carb and vegetarian.
I will try this one, maybe a black soy bean dip/spread, maybe a tuna dip and a "tabbouleh" type salad with grated cauliflower instead of Bulgar.
Still looking for great ideas! I would like three salads and three dips.
I love a corn and black bean salad. I usually throw in some thinly sliced red onion, cubed avocado,
That's my base, then I play around with how to dress it. Sometimes it's just a simple vinaigrette, sometimes a make a chipotle sour cream dressing and add some cilantro to the mix and a squeeze of lime.
I guess this might not be low carb though. Or is it?
Two of my summer favorites:
Edamame salad and pasta salad. Obviously the pasta salad is not low-carb!
For the edamame I use frozen shelled edamame, mostly because they are easily available. I give them a quick cook, then toss with matchstick carrots, sometimes adding chiffonade purple cabbage for color. I dress with sesame oil, rice vinegar, tamari, diced garlic and ginger. I add chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. For those who are not low-carb the whole thing can be tossed with or used to top cold soba noodles or brown rice.
p.s. Yeah, those who are strict no/low-carb will not want to do edamame. Mostly this is good for folks looking to up their protein intake. I know some veggies struggle with this...
There is one salad that my mom used to make that I always try to have on hand in the fridge for lunches, snacks, or dinner sides. I always throw it together by the seat of my pants, so you have to experiment with quantities to see what works best for you, but the basics are:
Bacardi1 Shell-Bean Feta Salad
As many different varieties of canned shell beans as you like - at least four - as in light &/or dark Red Kidney beans, White Kidney/Cannelini or Great Northern beans, Garbanzo/Chickpea beans, Black beans, etc., etc.) - drained & rinsed
Peeled & chopped red onion
Peeled & minced garlic cloves
Chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
Fresh chopped or dried oregano
Crumbled Feta cheese
Crushed red pepper flakes or freshly-ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
Red or white wine vinegar, or any other vinegar of choice
Gently combine everything to taste, cover & refrigerate. This keeps well in the fridge for at least a week (although it never lasts that long around here - lol!)