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Recipes to beat the heat!

What's your favorite meal to cook that keeps you cool while making it and eating it?


Asked by FelipesMom at 10:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Chickpea-Spinach Salad with Spiced Yogurt Dressing
    1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt (use greek yogurt)
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    1.5 cups home cooked, or 1 15-ounce or 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
    1 cup diced peeled cucumber (I use zucchini or broccoli)
    1 cup diced celery or fennel (I use jicama)
    1 cup grated carrots
    10 cups small spinach leaves or mesclun salad greens (about 8 ounces)
    To prepare dressing: Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, oil, cumin, ginger and garlic in a small bowl until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. To prepare salad: Combine chickpeas, cucumber, celery (or fennel) and carrots in a medium bowl. Add half the dressing and toss to coat.
    Toss spinach (or mesclun) in a large bowl with the

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:17 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • Hehee anything DH can grill!

    Answer by 4time-mom at 11:06 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • fresh fruit salad and tuna pasta salad.....and reservations are always good! LOL

    Answer by chefjen at 10:53 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • I like a spiral pasta salad. I use the colorful ones and mix it with just about anything. My favorite combo is pepperoni slices, cubes of pepperjack and cheddar cheeses, black olives, raw broccoli, peppercorns, red/green peppers and top with any dressing such as red wine vinegrette. It can be a whole meal without alot of fuss.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 10:58 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • I like making bbq in the crock pot and then serving it with pickles and salad.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:01 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • anything off the grill with cold salads as a side potato salad, pasta salad or fruit salad!

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 1:44 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • sandwiches! LOL!

    Answer by MommyH2 at 3:29 PM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • gazpacho


    Answer by mamak57 at 1:40 AM on Jul. 10, 2010