No summer party is complete without a salad. Summertime means salads – green, leafy salads packed with all the amazing produce the season has to offer. Summer foods like eggplant, okra, blueberries, kale, zucchini, and corn make for great salads. In fact, if you want to lose some pounds, simply substitute one meal with a salad every day of summer. If you’ve been booking for a flavorful dish that requires little to no cooking, this is it. Quick and easy to make, it is the perfect way to maximize all the produce that is in season. All this summer salad requires are a few varied ingredients at the peak of ripeness. Use this recipe from My Recipes to make it.
Summer Salad – Berry and Kale Slaw
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¼ tsp of hot sauce
½ tsp of Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp of kosher salt
½ tsp of sugar
½ tsp of black pepper (freshly ground)
½ apple (grated)
½ red cabbage (shredded)
1 cup of buttermilk
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 bunch of kale (thinly sliced)
1 cup of fresh raspberries
1 cup of fresh blueberries
2 tbsp of grated onion
2 tbsp of fresh tarragon (freshly chopped)
4 medium carrots (cut into thin strips)
6 tbsp of mayonnaise
6 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
6 tbsp of sour cream
6 radishes (thinly sliced)
- Mix the hot sauce, garlic clove, apple, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and onion in a jar with a tight lid. Leave for 5 minutes.
- Add the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, and chopped tarragon. Cover the container with the lid and shake forcefully until everything is fully blended.
- In a large bowl, mix the radishes, carrots, kale, cabbage, raspberries, and blueberries. Add sugar, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve with the dressing.
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By incorporating a host of ingredients, salads are nutritional powerhouses. They are the perfect thing to eat this summer. Besides offering a myriad of health benefits, they are packed with flavor and are extremely easy to make. Thanks to creative minds, you don’t have to eat lettuce with every meal. You can make a different salad every day. If you are making this summer salad for a party, be sure to keep it cold. The sweltering temperatures can affect the dish and make it too warm.
Which is your favorite summer salad?