Hello and welcome to Kelly's Kitchen. We've got another delicious post today: 5 classic salads perfect for Spring and Summer.
Below, I've rounded up 5 of my favorite salad recipes from my blog and put them together in one place. If you're interested in making any or all, just follow the links for the full recipe card.
Kelly is sharing 5 classic salads perfect for Summer & Spring.
You can get the full recipe card for a dish by clicking the link at the end of each section
Today I have one of my favorite steakhouse starters; the Classic Steakhouse Wedge Salad. Buttermilk blue cheese drizzle, dressed tomatoes and bacon pieces; this salad is so simple, yet so refreshing and savory.
I think the Wedge Salad is often maligned because of the iceberg lettuce (mostly), but then also the bacon and blue cheese don’t do it any favors in the nutrition department. But I don’t care what anyone says; I love a well-balanced Wedge Salad. Let’s do this Wedge!
Sometimes a giant salad loaded with veggies, meats and cheeses is the perfect kind of supper. Especially if you’re feeling creative but not in the mood to do much cooking.
Making a big salad like this really gets the creative juices going; arranging the ingredients according to color and texture is so satisfying. And then you end up with a gorgeous bowl of salad that is worth presenting to a dinner party! Let’s get to it!
This is a perfect meal for a lazy summer Sunday. A salad of epic proportion; the Cobb Salad has bacon, rotisserie chicken, avocado, eggs, tomatoes and gorgonzola. Dressed in a simple red wine vinaigrette. We love a big salad at the Djalali House, sometimes it’s just for convenience. But other times, like this time, we are pulling out all the stops.
By which I mean, we made our own rotisserie chicken. Recently Alex got a rotisserie grill accessory, and I have to say, this thing is pretty cool. As we watched the chicken turn on the spit, visions of rotisserie-d everything were dancing in my head. But I digress, Let’s get to the recipe!
Today, we have an Antipasto salad that is great any time of the year. I first saw this recipe on Bon Appétit as a summer salad that called for fresh basil. I went to two different grocery stores on two different islands and there was no basil to be found!
So I have swapped the basil for fresh flat leaf parsley, and I think it works out just fine. I also mixed things up a bit by using two different kinds of salami; one spicy and one mild. So, let's get to the recipe.
Today I have another favorite post from Kelly’s Kitchen: Classic Caesar Salad. Sure you can buy a bottle of Caesar dressing from the grocery store and there are cheats to making your own Caesar dressing; I have used them. Namely, using mayonnaise as a base.
This is totally fine. But I will say that when you make the whole thing from scratch, the difference will surprise you. The result is more luscious and doesn’t have that mayonnaise tang. Let’s get right to it!
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I don’t usually salivate over salads with my morning coffee, but these all look delicious! I adore a wedge salad, so thanks for leading with that! Blue cheese, bacon, and crisp iceberg…….mmm! One of these will surface on my menus soon!
Love them all……thank you.
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