Two Summer Salad Recipes

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Do I have a perfect summer salad recipe for you!

Actually, there are two – so take your pick!

With all the salads I’ve created in my career, somehow I never did a wedge salad. Creamy Wedge Salad with Homemade Croutons is posh, fab and so simple, it’s a crime not to try it. The cool thing here is that it’s literally just a wedge; no crazy salad chopping for hours to create this wow dish. That gives you time for the croutons and dressing. I really love homemade croutons, and making these at home saves you a little “bread” (as in cash). Instead of going with a bottled dressing, try this fresh-baked garlic dressing. Yes, I said baked. Believe me, your mouth will water while the garlic is in the oven.

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad

And just because I Iove corn, here’s my take on Summer Corn Salad. I never get tired of corn, year round, but summer seems the best time for this sunny veggie. Here I go again -- adding G-d’s gift of avocado to a dish, but this time it’s got a new flavor profile once you toss in chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and cilantro.

These salads are perf on their own for a light lunch or a great accompaniment to your backyard barbecue.

What's your favorite salad ingredient? Let me know in the comments below!

Here are some other simple summer salads: