Fun Fruit Salad with Kids
Using a cookie cutter creates fun shapes for children and adults alike. Watermelons have lots of vitamins and fiber and are a wonderful summer treat. Serves 6–10.
Grilled Summer Corn Salad Recipe
Fresh corn roasted on the grill is a real summer favorite, and this recipe is a nice twist turned into a salad. Make it, and you’ll get requests to make it again. Serves 6 to 12.
Grilled Romaine Salad
“You are going to grill the lettuce?” This is a question I get all the time. But after the first bite, they understand. This recipe is based upon a salad I had in Huntington Beach, California, many years ago. The romaine is a sturdy lettuce that will hold up to grilling but retain some of its crispness. If you want to impress and surprise, this is your salad. Serves 4 to 8.
Carrot, Apple and Beet Salad
This is a colorful, fresh salad with a citrus vinaigrette that will enhance your next meal. You will be delighted by how fresh and clean it tastes. Many people tell me this has become one of their favorite side salads. Serves 4.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
My wife HATED guacamole until I created this recipe. It’s more like a guacamole salad than traditional smooth guacamole. Chunkier with lots of cilantro, you can serve it with some hearty chips, and it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Maybe it will convert one of the guacamole haters you know! Serves 6 to 8.
Ingrid’s Cucumber Salad
My mom would make this salad in summer when I was kid, and I loved it. I made it for my kids, and they love it too! It features lots of the flavors of summer—cucumbers, dill, onions. It’s crunchy and satisfying and pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats. Sometimes I like to have this with some hummus, olives, and tomatoes. Salting the cucumbers helps draw out the water and, as my Mom said, “It helps take out the burp a little.” It’s really simple, and you should try it—I think ...
Mozzarella Caprese Salad Two Ways
It’s summer and tomatoes are exploding everywhere. What are we going to do with all of these delicious tomatoes? Use them to make an amazing Mozzarella Caprese Salad!
We’re building our salad two different ways. The first way is a traditional “stacked” method. The second is a more rustic version that I call the “Mario Batali Method”. It looks great, is perfect for serving large groups of people, and actually, it is much faster.
This is a summer recipe. You can’t do ...
Ingrid’s Tomato Salad
As a child, this was my favorite salad in the summer. As an adult, it still is! When my Mom would send me across the yard to the garden to pick some basil, I knew this salad was coming soon. This is how I learned to like tomatoes. I would dip fresh Italian bread in the “juice.” When I made it for one of my sons and he did the same thing, there was a big smile on my face. Use fresh, ripe tomatoes for maximum flavor. Get some from the farmers market or, even better, grow your own. Serves 1 to ...