Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer Salads

It's finally gotten hot here! We kept having a lot of rain and still chilly weather!! All a sudden it warmed and I mean warmed up to 95 degrees!! Good New England from freezing to supper hot! I'm not complaining one bit though. I love warm weather and I love the heat and sunshine!! Perfect time to cook on the grill and make cold salads!!

Ok first salad is my Favorite!! This one is for my BFF's 3 year olds birthday party tomorrow!! I have 2 salads that everyone requests I make for parties and this is one of them!! It's also I one of those salads that you can just add what you have in the house as long as you have some Kale!!

I'm sorry that most all and I mean all my recipes lack measurements, I like to just eye ball things!!

What you'll need
Kale - one single bunch that comes at the store will do. Rip into small pieces
1 small onion
1 container of cherry tomatoes
1 big cucumber diced
1 can of chick peas
1 can of black olives
About 2 to 2 1/2 cups of apple cider vinegar mixed with a handful of sugar! Mix well before putting into salad
A couple tbsp of lemon juice or slice up one lemon and add in and just take out before you serve I love it like that
About 1/4 cup of olive oil
Mix everything together and let sit over night!!
Also taste great with fresh green beans!!

Next salad
3lbs potatoes diced and boiled
1 small onion
Handful of fresh Cilantro
Handful of fresh dill
About 2 cups vinegar
About 1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder to taste
Shake of paprika
Canned green beans

Mixed everything together!! Let refrigerate for at least a few hours!!!

Cucumber Salad
This I came up with today and it was super yummy!! Also would taste good in a wrap!!
1 large cucumber diced small
1 red pepper diced
1/2 can of chick peas
1/2 can of black olives cut up
1/2 onion chopped
Handful of cilantro chopped
Adobo seasoning to taste or salt and pepper
About 1/4 cup of lemon juice maybe a pick more
About 1/4 cup olive oil or less
toss and refrigerate for a couple hours!!

Hope you enjoy some summer salad ideas!! I had some with a veggie burger for dinner!!

Oh and I found out today I got the job at the cafe at the high school! I was just a sub but now I'm gonna be a real lunch lady! Yeah I'm so excited !!!
Have a Fabulous weekend!! I have more food to share!! Also I think I'm gonna star sharing other things like the kiddies and stuff!!!

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