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 Vinagrette – RebelMom 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!