TAG:summer recipes

Roasted Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad

Roasted Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad

I love the color and flavors in this spring salad. The roasted beets are sweet, yet earthy and go great with the blue cheese and dijon dressing. This is a great salad for outdoor entertaining. Serve with your favorite fish or meat off the grill. I love this salad with grilled salmon. To keep it vegetarian, serve alongside your favorite veggie burger. 

Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

Nothing quite feels like summer more than a cucumber and tomato salad. Growing up in the South we would mix cucumbers, tomatoes, mayonnaise and lemon together. Add salt and pepper and call that a salad. I dressed up my favorite childhood version with a basil vinaigrette as the dressing, sheep’s milk ricotta instead of mayonnaise, and added avocado,...

Tarragon Chicken Salad & Cucumber

Chicken salad is always something I have had a love affair with growing up in the South.  Chicken salad on a salad of mixed greens is one of my favorite salads of all time.  I will be doing a twist on that salad later this summer.  For this recipe, I feature a way to turn chicken salad into an appetizer as well as make it picnic...

Grilled Asparagus & Avocado Salad

Looking for a light summer salad as a dinner or a side for your favorite grilled dish? This salad can definitely do the trick. I love it as is for a light summer dinner, or with a grilled piece of fish for added protein. The mint and butter lettuce combo is super delicate and refreshing.  I am growing both mint and butter lettuce this year which...

Gluten Free Crab Cake BLT

Hello June. Hello Summer. Something about summer gives me a love affair with sandwiches.  As a kid we used to go to the beach and we would have a huge buffet of sandwich meats and chips to build our sandwiches with after hours of playing in the ocean.  Something about summer tells me, it’s time to be outside, be barefoot in the sun, and eat...

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