Everybody likes salad in every season and event. The salad is a beneficial and healthy diet for our body. Everybody must eat salad. When the weather is changed balmy to warm, salads are a great way to serve up something flavorful and healthy. Here are three methods of summer salads that you make in a summer season, we love one with chicken, one with fish and one veggie option. You pick who you like.
For light, beautiful, vegetable salad to sit alongside supper, why not try out shaved summer salads squash dish.
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Shaved Summer Squash Salad
“We make this salad when it’s hot on the farm and we’re in the mood for something refreshing.”
- 3 tablespoons whole almonds
- 1 pound summer squash, a mix of green and yellow
- 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Baby arugula
First almonds are roasted and coarsely crush. Trim the ends off summer squash. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the squash lengthwise into strips and place to a large blow.
In a small bowl, toss extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, minced garlic clove and kosher salt to taste. Dressing over squash. Let stand for a few minutes and then add handfuls of baby arugula. Shave a little pecorino over the squash and mix. Season with salt and black pepper. Garnish with the crushed almonds.
Summer Anchovy Salad
Summer anchovy salad works so well with the seasons beautiful tomato.
- Olive oil
- Splash of vinegar
- Crumbled hard-boiled eggs
- White anchovy fillets
- Chopped flat-leaf parsley
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First, cut tomatoes into fat wedges. Add olive oil, tomatoes wedges and splash of vinegar in a pan, drizzle. Top with crumbled hard boiled eggs and capers, then drape over white anchovy fillets. Mix with some chopped flat leaf parsley.
Grilled Chicken Summer Salad
I like salads to be meals. Grilled chicken salad have many components, served side by side on a platter, all elements have entirely different taste and textures, which, as they mixed up on your plate, go together dazzlingly
- 5 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
For radish-cucumber salad:
- 4 cups water
- 1/3 cup kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 bunch radishes
- 4 Persian cucumbers or 1 seedless cucumber
- 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
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For chickpea salad:
- 1 (15-to 19-ounces) can be chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint
For green bean salad:
- 1 pound haricots verts or other green beans
- 1/2 cup whole almonds with skin, toasted and coarsely chopped
- For grilled mushrooms and chicken:
- 3/4 pound fresh cremini mushrooms, halved
- 3/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems reserved for another use and caps halved
- 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs
- 1/3 cup basil pesto
Fresh tomato salad:
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
- 4 cups thinly sliced romaine, Bibb, and Boston lettuce
- Equipment: a perforated grill sheet
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Mix all vinaigrette ingredients, with half tsp. Salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Add oil in slow stream, stirring until emulsified. At the end add chives.
Make radish-cucumber salad:
In 4 quart pot, boil water with salt, sugar, garlic, and peppercorns, uncovered, simmer 10 minutes. While brine boils and trim halve radishes, halve cucumber lengthwise and crosswise into ½ inch thick slices.
Remove the brine from the heat, add the wedge of radishes and cucumbers and let stand, uncovered for 10 minutes. Now drain Garlic and peppercorns in a colander. Remove radishes and cucumbers to an ice bath to stop cooking, and then drain well in the colander. Transfer to a large bowl and freezing, uncovered, 20 minutes.
Make chickpeas salad:
Beat together all ingredients of chickpea salad, with salt and pepper.
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Cook green beans:
Cook green beans in a large pot of salted water, uncovered, occasionally stirring, for 3to 6 minutes. Drain and remove to a large ice bath to stop cooking. Drain again and pat dry.
Grill mushrooms and chicken:
Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-high heat. Mix mushrooms with 2 tbsp. Vinaigrette and marinate, for 10 minutes. Cooked mushrooms in 2 batches on oiled grill sheet, covered if you used the gas grill, occasionally stirring, until golden brown, 5 minutes per batch. Hot mushrooms are mixed with 2 tbsp. vinaigrette.
Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Oiled grill sheet, grill chicken over medium-high heat, Stirring chicken frequently as necessary to avoid flare-ups, until just cooked, 8 to 10 minutes total. Remove to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. After 10 minutes cut it into ½ inch thick slices and mix with pesto in a large bowl.
Dress salads and assemble dish:
Mix brine cucumbers and radishes with parsley, 3 tbsp. Vinaigrette and salt and pepper to taste. Stir mint into chickpea salad. Mix tomatoes with 2 tbsp. Vinaigrette, basil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix beans with 3 tbsp. Vinaigrette, salt and pepper to taste. Scatter with almonds. Stir lettuce with 1 tbsp. vinaigrette. Arrange chicken, mushrooms and salads side by side on a large platter. Served and remaining vinaigrette on the side of the platter. The tasty and delicious salad is ready to let eat and enjoyed.
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