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

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:

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."