The Summer Salads

My Chef Prepared Picks ( & one of my own)


 

Summertime is in full swing and nothing satisfies me more than a fresh, tasty salad!  Managing a cancer diagnosis can lead to challenging, taste friendly menu alternatives.  

I've been fortunate to hang out with a few accomplished chefs, farmers and food enthusiasts in 2016, and I've tasted a few things.  So here's my short list of my favorites so far. I'll post again in the fall, with some suggestions & salads after the main harvests. In addition I've added a link to Cook For Life's wonderful Healthy 4th of July Grilling Recipes for Cancer PatientsThe Sumner Salads:

First up:  Chef Kellers Zucchini & Avocado Salad

*note - Chef Keller recommends if you want to switch out the protien, then cooked shrimp would be a good alternative

 

 Chef Keller prepping the chives

Chef Keller prepping the chives

Chef Keller chopping it up!

 Ingredients:  Chef Keller said its okay to switch out edamame for cooked shrimp

Ingredients:  Chef Keller said its okay to switch out edamame for cooked shrimp

 Chef Keller in the zone prepping 

Chef Keller in the zone prepping 

 Hey!  Chef Keller & yours truly😜

Hey!  Chef Keller & yours truly😜


Next up:  Chef Carly's interpretation of R. Katz's Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

 

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Chef Carly demonstrating her culinary skills.

The Finished Product:  Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad

Yours truly and Chef Carly


Next:  Edgemere Farms Summer Quinoa Salad

Well.  What I do know about this salad is:

-Fresh lettuce was harvested from the farm 

-Quionoa was the foundation

- Slices of Mandarin

- Olive oil dressing ( a little lemon, a flavored vinegar)

- Salt & ground pepper 

This Salad was good!

 

The finished product:  Summer Quinoa Salad

 Fresh made Kale Pesto & Amond Butter with a bread purchased  from a local baker. A lil fresh olive oil is drizzled on the bread.  This was so good! 

Fresh made Kale Pesto & Amond Butter with a bread purchased  from a local baker. A lil fresh olive oil is drizzled on the bread.  This was so good! 

 I'm snacking & getting ready to die the napkins for use at Edgemere Farms summer dinner series. 

I'm snacking & getting ready to die the napkins for use at Edgemere Farms summer dinner series. 


Finally:  Karen's Crunchy Sweet Summer Salad:  The ingredients are listed below pictures 💞

 

 My lil crunchy sweet salad. Trying to find fun interesting combo for the average salad. 

My lil crunchy sweet salad. Trying to find fun interesting combo for the average salad. 

Live, Laugh, Love, Eat well and Enjoy your Summer!🌞 

 Celebrating my year finishing chemo!  I wish I could find more of these!  My first ever North Carolina Yellow Watermelon!  So good I'd definitely add it too the summer salad menu!

Celebrating my year finishing chemo!  I wish I could find more of these!  My first ever North Carolina Yellow Watermelon!  So good I'd definitely add it too the summer salad menu!

 The ingredients to my Crunchy Sweet Summer Salad!  In addition I forgot to put in that I added fresh cubed ripe Mango.  Mmmmmmm.

The ingredients to my Crunchy Sweet Summer Salad!  In addition I forgot to put in that I added fresh cubed ripe Mango.  Mmmmmmm.

Lastly, here is a link to Cooking for Life's Healthy 4th of July Grilling Recipes for Cancer Patients.