This is just too great not to show my Saturday Salad friends before we resume our sharing in September!! You all know how much I love salads. The best salad recipes are those that can be assembled with easy-to-find ingredients and prepackaged greens. Right?
Simply Salads by Jennifer Chandler
Jennifer has compiled a tasty collection of more than 100 salad recipes in one great resource.
To simplify your prep work, each of the recipes is made with a variety of prepackaged greens.
The book includes several of our family favorites which is great because I will be able to get rid of the loose recipe cards floating around the kitchen. However, there are also many new salad recipes we are sure to enjoy! Dressing recipes are included for many of the salads as well. It would be great to have delicious handmade dressings on hand for the lunches when I just throw some greens in a bowl. Yum!
Unlike many of the salads I've featured on Saturday Salads, all of Jennifer's salads actually have greens as their base. What a concept (smiles!)
This cookbook is divided into 9 sections. We've been sampling from several sections already:
I was able to throw together the Mandarin Chicken Salad right away ingredients stashed in the pantry. Quick & Tasty.
Page 47 has a recipe for BBQ Chicken Salad with Black Bean and Corn Salsa. This salad makes a fantastic meal - filling enough for Kevin. In fact, we packed the pieces for this one into Tupperware containers and assembled it on site while we were camping. We did grill the chicken ahead of time and cut it into chunks for the kids.
Page 74 has a BBQ Pulled Pork Salad. My family enjoys pulled pork and I often through a pork roast in the crock pot in the morning, add BBQ sauce in the afternoon, and serve for dinner on buns. I LOVE the idea of serving it on a salad instead!
Page 153 features Watermelon and Arugula Salad. My nickname for this salad is Triple Summer Delight because it includes 3 of my summer salad topping favorites: pine nuts, feta, and watermelon.
~Beans, Grains, Rice & Pasta
Page 211 shares the recipe for Crunchy Cole Slaw made with ramen noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds. This recipe is similar to the winner of June's Iron Chef competition. It is a nice salad to bring to a picnic.
If you love a salad in any season, Simply Salads will be a delicious addition to repertoire.