The back-to-school bells may have rung but I're not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. This easy, homemade pesto pasta celebrates the season's most delicious and colorful produce… with a twist! Enjoy it warm as an easy weeknight dinner or cold as a refreshing summer salad that's loaded with protein, fiber and vitamins.
Three Naturally Amazing Summer Salads
Heat waves, beaches and bathing suits. Salads are in order this time of year, and a little French's Mustard can go a long way.
Watermelon & feta cheese salad
A refreshing, healthy complement to traditional Independence Day dishes. Enjoy this salad this Fourth of July and beyond. Happy Fourth, friends!
Creamy Barbecue Dressing
The story here is the dressing, not the salad; you can throw together whatever you want for that. I chose a juicy piece of grilled chicken breast, mixed greens and corn, because it's what I had on hand. Back to the dressing; it's creamy, full of flavor, easy to make, and what I love the most about it, it won't ruin your life.
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad
This is probably the healthiest obsession I've ever had ... Brussels sprouts! And lucky for me, they are in season. If you don't think you are a fan, this recipe should make you a believer. It's easy and made with less than a handful of ingredients, one of those being bacon... sold yet?!
Pesto Pasta Salad
I call this a pasta because I enjoyed it cold, having made it with leftover flank steak from last night. I had a huge bunch of cilantro in the fridge (my favorite herb, ever!) so I decided to make a bright, lemony pesto with it. Whether you eat this warm or cold, it's definitely a winner!
Salmon Brown Rice Salad
I had about 10 minutes to pack myself lunch and voila! Healthy, filling, colorful and delicious, and made with whatever fresh veggies you have on hand. You'll love this one!
Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Salads can be a diet downfall when they are smothered in fatty and sugary dressings. They've become a staple in my diet having figured out ways to keep them delish and always healthy. My creamy avocado dressing is fatty, but it's the kind you want to eat. Do you recognize the chicken?
Summer Steak Salad
This salad represents so many things that I loved about Piedmontese food. From the creamiest, most decadent Gorgonzola to the ripest apricot picked straight off the tree, juicy cherries at their peak and veal so tender we ate it raw (not rare, raw!), there are layers of flavor in this salad that take me right back to beautiful Italy.
Caprese Quinoa Salad
I forgot how much I love quinoa -- then I made this! This recipe is great as an entree or as a side dish. As an entree it serves two, as a side dish it can serve four. Remember, quinoa is the only grain that's a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids. It's also packed with fiber, and it's cheap!
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