|Bread Salad from Martha Stewart|
Wow is it hot! And steamy and did I mention humid? There is at least another four or five days for at least half of the country. Just a little reminder, to drinks lots of water and keep your kids and pets out of the heat.
I don't know about you but the heat makes me LAZY, not for important things like reading a good book or my favorite blogs just for cooking. I cannot muster the energy to rustle up anything and I do not think cookies and cocoa are a suitable dinner.
|Berry Salad from Martha Stewart|
If my husband is at dinner meetings I will usually eat a bowl of cereal or a ready meal of macaroni and cheese. My husband like something more substantial.
|Cucumber and Honeydew Salad from BHG|
Lucky for me he loves salads, with fresh market vegetables and fruits and sometimes a grilled chicken breast.
|Summer Succotash Salad from BHG|
Summer salad recipes abound in Martha Stewart, Southern Living, Country Living and Better Homes and Gardens to name just a few of the places I looked. I have a Salad Pinterest Board if you would like a few other suggestions.
|Grilled Corn Salad from Rachel Ray|
And Patricia Wells, my favorite cookbook author, has written an excellent, not to mention beautiful book Salad As A Meal: Healthy Main Dish Salads for Every Season. If you are not familiar with the work of Patricia Wells, the next time you are at the bookstore or on Amazon, get a cup of coffee and take the time to peruse her books. You will end up buying one if not all of them, especially if you love French cooking.
|Summer Pasta Market Salad from Southern Living|
Most of the time I enjoy salads with corn, avocado, nuts, tomatoes and cheese. Then other days I can make a salad from just heirloom tomatoes and basil.
|Grilled Peaches and Avocado Salad from Southern Living|
I really do not think you can do anything to ruin a salad, except maybe drown it in dressing, which I am sometime guilty of.
|Watermelon and Feta Salad from Southern Living|
Do you eat salad as a main meal? Do you have a favorite salad recipe? Or a dressing?
|Image from Country Living|
|Summer Salad from Country Living|
Are you a fan of fruit in salad? I do not mind berries but I do not like watermelon, oddly enough it is too sweet. I have heard that the Watermelon Feta Salad is quite tasty though so if you do enjoy watermelon you might want to give it a try.
|Triple Berry Salad from Iowa Girl Eats|
|Apple Salad with toasted almonds and blue cheese|
I hope that if you try any of these recipes you let us know. Many of these are new to me but I will be trying them this week while the heatwave continues.
|Fresh Tomato's and Purple Basil|
|Bean Salad from Martha Stewart|
|Cobb Salad from Martha Stewart|
Have a great day and stay hydrated and cool!
And to my best friend in the whole world and beautiful sister, Happy Birthday! I love you and wish we were celebrating together. I hope you have a wonderful party. I will have this cake waiting for you when you visit!