In some parts of the world it’s practically summer already ~salad days are back with us. Some say that salads are boring ~ the last refuge of a cook who has completely run out of ideas. Well now, I don’t think any of the fabulous salads and stuff in this Friday’s food blog are boring. I’d be happy to be served any of these platters, anywhere, any time ~ (after 11 o’clock in the morning that is…).
Tieghan Gerard, (aka Half Baked Harvest), has this fabulous looking display ~ the new crudité platter, she says she mostly sourced from Trader Joe’s, (I know that chain, great stores). Also from Tieghan there’s a 30 minute Asian basil beef and mango noodle salad.
The New Crudité Platter
Finally from Tieghan Gerard this week, something I just had to show you, her loaded Greek quinoa salad.
Loaded Greek Quinoa Salad
Meanwhile, back at Tasting Everything, Anne has an, irresistible steak salad, as well as this (gluten-free, quick and dirty), simply delectable kale caesar salad recipe. Methinks Anne has a lot of kale to use up.
Simply Delectable Kale Cesar Salad
Chicken Orozo Salad
From Seattle girl and Le cordon bleu graduate Heather Chisto I can offer you a cuban quinoa bowl with spicy lemon cashew dressing, a lemony verde quinoa salad, as well as this wonderful looking grilled salmon nicoise salad with meyer lemon chive vinaigtette. I know my friend in Southern California would love to be served this dish.
Grilled Salmon Nicoise Salad with Meyer Lemon Chive Vinaigrette
Heather has some irresistable salads, so how about this Vietnamese shrimp noodle salad.
Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Salad
One more salad from Heather is this great looking grilled chicken souvlaki greek salad. Nice.
Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Greek Salad
More that’s very California, from the flourishing foodie; blood orange and avocado salad with a citrus tahini dressing and salted pistachios ~ you know nuts are very good for a body?
Blood Orange and Avocado Salad with a citrus Tahini Dressing and Salty Pistachios
More avocado from Todd Porter and Diane Cu, the White On Rice Couple; grilled avocado salad with corn pico de gallo & chimichurri dressing. And I know my friend in SoCal has access to a lot of really good avocado.
Grilled Avocado Salad with Corn Pico de Gallo & Chimichurri Dressing
You may remember that I detest sushi, but from Petra at Food Eat Love, here is an elegant fish and salad meal I could enjoy; parma ham wrapped salmon with roasted veg and a cucumber salad, (hey I’d be happy with just the cucumber salad).
For something that’s easier to take into work, what about this high maintenance egg salad sandwich from Chicago girl and culinary school graduate Laura at A beautiful Plate.
High Maintenance Egg Salad Sandwich
Cookie + kate have this very easy anything goes kale salad with green tahini dressing. Given that it’s a 15 minute dish with tahini dressing, I’m certain my friend in Orange County will like this recipe.
Anything-Goes Kale Salad With Green Tahini Dressing
So, this isn’t a salad. So sue me. From Karen at Honestly Yum I offer you the perfect cheese platter.
The Perfect Cheese Platter
And, Finally for this week, from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet It Is we have this very interesting pimento cheese chicken salad on honey butter biscuits. Jessica is a Pittsburgh girl, and her biscuits are nothing like what we know as biscuits in England.
Pimento Cheese Chicken Salad on Honey Butter Biscuits
A very big thank you to all the great cooks featured in this week’s collection of recipes.