Salads are truly the ultimate food of summer. There are so many reasons that salads are the dish of the season. Produce is in abundance, and we all know eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season makes them that much more irresistible. Spinach, corn, green beans, berries, cucumbers, peaches, tomatoes and okra are just a few things that are at their peak in summertime. Salads also make an easy, quick and simple meal on those evenings when we would rather be outside and not in the kitchen. They are light, healthy, and most importantly cool for those hot nights when you don’t want to turn on the stove and can’t imagine eating something warm. Use the list of recipes below as your ultimate summer salad guide!
Salads are no longer simply a dish or an afterthought to accompany the rest of your meal. Try one of Paula’s hearty salads as an easy and healthy main course:
South Western Avocado and Black Bean Salad
Vidalia Onion and Lump Blue Crab Salad
Blueberry and Grilled Chicken Salad
Black-Eyed Pea Greek Salad
Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Whether you are barbequing outside or simply looking for a healthy way to work vegetables into your meal, try one of these flavor-filled side salad:
And who would have thought, salad for dessert? Absolutely! There is nothing sweeter or more decadent then fresh in-season summer fruit. Try one of these light and healthy fruit desserts recipes:Read More From Cooking Basics.
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Paula Deen is coming to Buffalo, NY to perform a live cooking show and let VIP ticket holders enjoy a delicious Southern feast with a menu created by Paula herself! Both events will be held at Samuel’s Grand Manner in Williamsville, NY which offers a refined elegance in a classically modern setting. The VIP lunch will be held at 12:00pm on February 8th and will go until approximately 2:00pm (doors will open at 11:30am). The lunch will include a hearty helping of Southern style cuisine which is personally selected by Paula, a Southern Cooking Bible cookbook, a photo op with Paula where she will also be signing autographs, a gift package, and preferred seating at that evenings cooking show! The cooking show will begin at 3:00pm on February 8th and run about 60 minutes long (doors will open at 2:15pm). Paula will be cooking up some of her favorite meals live for you at Samuel’s Grand Manor! Seating is unreserved and is “first come, first served”.
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