Summer of Salads

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The weather and seasons dictate what I like to cook and eat. My winters are filled with soups, stews, curries and pastas. But when the weather gets warmer I like to turn to lighter fare, and nothing beats a fresh, crisp salad. These are a few of my favourites.

pbquinoa

Spicy Peanut Butter Quinoa Salad

This recipe comes from Vegangela and is great either warm or cold. I love peanut butter anything- chocolate, dipping sauce, noodles…the possibilities are endless and delicious! I sometimes add tofu to this salad, and a few drops of Sriracha to the sauce.

endive

Endive & Arugula Salad with Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnuts

This salad is great as a starter, side, or main. Endive can be a bit bitter, but the sweet tartness of the apple and creaminess of the blue cheese create a perfectly balanced dish.

Ingredients

– 3 small heads of endive chopped

– 2 cups arugula

– 1-2 granny smith apple chopped

– 1/3 cup walnuts

-1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

– 1/2 cup olive oil

– 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

– 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

– Salt and Pepper

Instructions

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Combine last 4 ingredients in separate bowl then drizzle into first bowl. Stir to combine.

corn

Grilled Corn Salad

I know summer has arrived when my mum makes this salad. Cilantro is one of my favourite ingredients and it makes this salad.

Ingredients

– 4 Cobs grilled corn

– 1 purple onion chopped

– 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped

-1 can black beans

– 1/2 cup cilantro chopped

– 1-2 tablespoons jarred jalapenos chopped

– 1/2 cup olive oil

– 2 tablespoons lime juice

– 1/2 tablespoons honey

– salt and pepper

Instructions

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine last 4 ingredients in a separate small bowl and drizzle into first bowl. Stir to combine.

greek

Greek Salad

Greek Salad is pretty fool proof. I don’t really follow an exact recipe when I make it. I just chop up red and green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and combine with some black olives and feta cheeseĀ  then drizzle on some olive oil & balsamic and some oregano. Any leftovers are great wrapped up in a flour tortilla.

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