Today I will be featuring the last salad in my Summer Salad Series. I looked through all of my cookbooks and favorite online cooking sites for the perfect recipe to try. There were a lot of steak salads out there but I decided that this chipotle steak salad from the Pioneer Woman would be the best one to try. Her homemade chipotle dressing sounded perfect! She makes a much bigger portion that we would need in our little two person household so I cut the recipe in half (except the marinade). I hope you give it a try!
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It’s Wednesday but it feels like it should be Friday! Today I am sharing a vegetarian chopped salad for my summer salad series. I found this recipe over on the Aida Mollencamp site. If you’ve never been there you should hop over and check it out, lots of great recipes and photography.
I was looking for a fresh and easy salad, preferably vegetarian and this one looked like the perfect fit. Plus I thought it would be fun to photograph all of the pretty colors. The directions look lengthy but it is really just a lot of chopping which can be relaxing.
Today’s summer salad reminds me a little bit of the chickpea salad that I made a few weeks ago. This salad uses orzo, a pasta that I have not cooked with before. It is similar looks similar to rice but has the texture of pasta. The original recipe from My Recipes called for feta cheese but I decided to use Parmesan instead. This would be an easy salad to pack for lunch and I think kids would like it too.
My husband Chris challenged me to post a new salad recipe on the blog each week to help motivate me to try new things and eat a little healthier this summer. I’m calling it my Summer Salad Series. I am surprised how quickly this challenge changed our dinner routine, we now have salads for dinner 4-5 times a week now.
It has been my goal to find tasty main course salads that are healthy, easy to assemble, and affordable so I have been searching the world wide web for inspiration. I found this salad recipe on the Martha Stewart and it instantly sounded appealing because it is vegetarian, easy to make, and affordable.