Summer is in full swing, here at StoneGable and so is summer eating. The garden is full of ready-to-be-picked lettuces and cucumbers and tomatoes are not far behind. Over the years, I have posted my very favorite summery salad recipes. These are the best of the best! I’m so excited to share them with you in one place. Here are my must-make, scrumptious summer salad recipes just for you!
A scrumptious, fresh, lemon-infused salad that is everyone’s favorite at StoneGable. Pick or buy the arugula when they are small for the best peppery but not bitter taste. Perfect with grilled fish or lighter fare.
Oh, YUM! I have to say that a Caprese salad tastes best with summer tomatoes. For something a little different you might want to stack fresh mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes and basil. This is the ultimate fresh summer salad! Here’s an easy culinary tutorial for fresh mozzarella… click HERE (this is an oldie but goodie recipe from my first year blogging).
You can also put the ingredients in a baguette and have a gorgeous sandwich!
I am the biggest Caesar salad snob you will ever meet! My children and husband cringe when I order a caesar salad a restaurant. If it does not meet my standard… it goes back! And don’t give me a Caesar salad with store-bought dressing! What a crime to put store-bought dressing on gorgeous greens when making homemade Caesar dressing is so easy! I have been know to give a chef that gives me a less than best Caesar salad the link to this recipe.
I have been know to give a chef that gives me a less than best Caesar salad the link to this recipe.
Please, please please make your own Caesar dressing.. and use anchovies. You won’t taste them. What you will taste is the best dressing you have ever made!
Caesar salad is a StoneGable signature recipe.
Oh, let’s sing the praises of the humble, and cooling cucumber! YUM! A cucumber is delicious, but when you use it to make a tangy, salty, extra cool cucumber salad that humble cucumber is elevated to a whole new level of fabulousness!
Many of our cucumbers go right from our garden and are made into this delightful no cook recipe! This is a salad that tastes even better the second day!
I think coleslaw gets a bad rap. It should be a bit crunchy and creamy and filled with interesting flavors, but most of the time it’s limp and swimming in mayonnaise. Let’s make a coleslaw that is a real superstar! I love coleslaw with spicy summer foods to cool them down and to serve along with any barbecue!
I know I’ve said this before… but this IS the best, NO KIDDING! If you make one salad this summer THIS IS IT! StoneGable potato salad is my most requested dish I to bring to any event or picnic. You won’t believe how easy this is and the secret ingredient that makes it the very best!
My nani taught me how to make this flavorful potato salad. I make it just like her and now you can too!
If summer was a salad it would be Panzanella. Sun-kissed tomatoes, thin ribbons of sweet onions, leaves of basil and homemade croutons. All mixed together and drizzled with olive oil. If you love Tuscan food, this easy salad is perfect for you!
We eat this as a main meal. It’s healthy and filling!
I think all food tastes better in a jar. Here’s a formula, of sorts, to make a great take-anywhere salad. See step-by-step illustrated instructions to put together a delicious salad that will stay crisp and fresh!
There are so many options and idea in this post to make a summer’s worth of mouthwatering, hearty salads!
I love everything about a wedge salad! It has the most luscious bleu cheese dressing and all the great goodness of its namesake! Bacon, cheddar cheese and iceburg lettuce. Add a few garden tomatoes, black olives, greens onion and homemade croutons and you have the makings of a quintessential wedge salad… all in a jar.
This is a favorite salad with grilled steak here at StoneGable.
There you have my 9 favorite summer salads! I hope you will try a few… really I hope you will make them all and enjoy them this summer!
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