Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fifteen Salads of Summer

Summertime is the time of the farmer's market, and the farmer's market is salad lover's heaven. Over the past few months, I have had salads of every type with every imaginable vegetable and fruit combination. With ingredients so colorful and bright, we often enjoy playing with our food, so many of the salads are pretty as well as delicious. Plus, I just like playing with my food.  

1. peaches, blueberries, feta, and basil

2. tomatoes, croutons, basil, and vinaigrette with nasturtiums

3. lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, eggs, and currants

4. carrots, raisins, and apples on a lettuce bed

5. chicken, blueberries, and corn on a bed of lettuce

6. tomatoes, cucumber, and basil

7. lettuce, green beans, and cherry tomatoes

8. potatoes and beets with green beans and wax beans, olives, and parsley

9. mango, avacado, and cucumber

10. a variation on the above salad with mango, avocado, and chicken

this is also delicious with just mango and avocado. if you have never had these two together, try it! it is amazing. dress with lemon juice and a drop of olive oil with plenty of salt and pepper

11. tomatoes, cucumber, corn, and basil

12. lettuce, green beans, and a soft boiled egg

13. tomatoes and peaches

14. carrots, blueberries, and walnuts

15. tomatoes, basil, and egg

1 comment:

  1. I like that I know where the salad was eaten by looking at the plates--and for some of them, that means the season too, and the scenery. And in the bottom picture I can even tell the frame of mind of the person eating the salad. A salad and a book, what could be better?