Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Sun soaking in the shade

Sun soaking in the shade

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We have a broad definition of salad, but hey the more the merrier.

Pasta Salads — Pasta Salad with Feta and Red Peppers, Pesto Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Olives, Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Bacon and Capers and Pasta Salad with Chick peas (pictured below.)

Some olives wouldn't be bad either

Color Me Happy

Bean Salads — Chickpea Salad (pictured below), Cannellini Bean Salad, White Bean Salad with Eggplant and Tomatoes, Black Bean Salad with Cucumber and Tomato, Layered Mexican Salad, and French Lentil Salad with Mint.

Guess who my favorite working comic is at the moment

Guess who my favorite working comic is at the moment

Potato Salads — German Potato Salad (pictured below), Deconstructed Potato Salad, Mustard Potato Salad, German Summer Potato Salad. (Yes, we have two German versions!)

Fresh rosemary works if there is no parsley in the house

Fresh rosemary works if there is no parsley in the house

Grain Salads — Farro Salad (pictured below), Rice Salad with a Greek Twist.



Individual bites looks a little nicer but is not necessary

Individual bites looks a little nicer but is not necessary

Fruit and Vegetable Salads: Roman Summer Salad (look up!), Creamy Cucumber Salad, Bok Choy Salad, Panzanella Salad, Tomato and Cucumber SaladHeirloom Tomato Salad (pictured below), Grapefruit and Cucumber SaladWatermelon, Feta and Mint Salad (pictured at the top of the post).

I bet the avacado brings the creamy.

I bet the avocado brings the creamy.

Meat Salads — Calamari Salad, Salmon in a Grapefruit Reduction over Kale, Tequila-lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad, Venison with Corn SaladShrimp with Mango Salsa (pictured below).

I love shrimp

I love shrimp

Don’t forget the greens — Tossed Arugula Salad with Apples in Grand Marnier, Caesar Salad.

And the toppings — Avocado Salad Dressing, Buttermilk Ranch, Grapefruit Vinaigrette, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Honey-Mustard buttermilk dressing, Pesto Croutons, Baked Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans (pictured below).

That is presentation

That is presentation




About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  2. Young Wifey says:

    Your salad round-up looks fantastic! 🙂

  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    Those salads look great! 😛

  4. Lilly Sue says:

    Wow, so many fun and yummy looking salads! I absolutely love how diverse salads can be 🙂

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    On of my all time favourites…a salad! Love it.

  6. Kath the Cook says:

    Yummy! Here’s one for you from Smitten Kitchen that looks like not much, but is oh-so-very-good! It’s a regular around here –

    Cranberry Bean Salad with Walnuts & Feta

    1 ¾ cups cranberry beans – canned, cooked from dry, or fresh (or other kind of neutral bean)
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 tblsp red wine vinegar
    2 tblsp olive oil
    Fresh ground black pepper
    1 stalk celery, finely diced
    ¼ small red onion, finely diced
    ¼ cup walnuts, toasted, cooled and chopped – I would put a bit more
    1/3 cup – about 2 oz crumbled feta
    1 to 2 tblsp chopped fresh parsley

    Whisk together vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Add the beans, celery, red onion, walnuts, feta, and parsley. Toss to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste, adding more vinegar, salt, pepper, onion, etc as preferred.

  7. Cecile says:

    Well, talk about a post that just screams… PIN THESE…. MAKE THESE…LOVE THESE !! ; O )

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