RM Dinner Club: Summer Salads!

I love a cool, crisp, flavorful salad in warm weather. Here are a few of my favorites from Pacific Rim Caesar Salad to traditional Greek salad. They present well for summer dinner parties!

Greek Salad from the Boston Globe – Reader Pick!
My mom-in-law turned me on to this recipe and it’s almost the identical recipe I use for my Greek and bean salad. My husband and daughter love this dressing over kidney and cannellini beans. I also add a dash of honey just to take the edge of the vinegar.

Not Too Virtuous Salad with Caramelized Apple VinagretteRebelMom Pick!
The dressing for this salad is really lovely and it looks very pretty on a plate! I skip the lardon. I’m sure the smokiness of the lardon with the apples rocks, but I can’t add fat like that to my food.

Pacific Rim Ceasar Salad from Epicurious – RebelMom Pick!I make a number of variations of this recipe and it’s always a hit! Make sure you use good quality parmesan! My simple version of this salad has: olive oil, mayo, ginger, lemon juice, chili sauce, honey, and water. I never measure but just throw these ingredients in the blender and toss with romaine, cucumbers, and parm shavings.

Jamie’s Cranberry and Spinach Salad ¬†from AllRecipe.com – RebelMom Pick!
My mom-in-law makes the best spinach and cranberry salad, but Jamie’s is a close second. In her version, the dressing is made with olive oil, lemon juice, half a clove of garlic minced, a dash of honey, and a pinch of salt. You can substitute pomegranate seeds, mandarins for sweetness, and cashews or sunflower seeds for the nut component.

Miso-Ginger Dressing from the New York Times – RebelMom Pick!
I made this dressing recently and skipped the carrots and it still tasted great!

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