Yesterday my bloggie friend Lindsey asked for summer recipe ideas. I hate cooking when it gets hot and am always looking for new recipes that are cold or can be grilled. Anything to keep the house cooler since I don't have air conditioning. Plus... who wants to eat a hot casserole on a day that is 85 degrees or more!
I decided to post some of my favorite summer recipes here and then put a McLinky at the end so if you have a recipe to share you can post it and we can all grab it and try it.
My favorite summer salad is CHICKEN AND FRUIT SALAD WITH POPPYSEED DRESSING
Top some baby spinach with chopped grilled chicken, blueberries, sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks and pecans. I found that Kraft Poppyseed salad dressing is my favorite on this salad. Mmmm. Might have to make this again soon. (Panera Bread also serves it!)
Another good salad is GRILLED TURKEY SPINACH SALAD
You can find that recipe HERE.
GRILLED PIZZA is a super easy one. You make it on pitas so everyone can personalize their own. Find that recipe HERE.
COLD TACO SALAD
Beef... browned and cooled
Kidney beans drained and rinsed
Mix that all together and add some crushed Doritos.
Use French salad dressing.
And HERE is a bunch of side dishes... you know... for all those picnics you are going to have to take something to.
Would love to know some of your summer recipes. You can leave it in a comment or post it up on your blog and add the link to your post in the McLinky.