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What are some great dinner salads to serve in hot weather?

Just looking for some of your great salad ideas for dinner when it's too hot to cook.


Asked by whitepeppers at 6:28 AM on May. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I have a bunch of salad and raw recipes (we don't have air conditioning). Send me a message if you would like some!

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:33 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Antipasto, chicken caesar, you could do a macaroni salad with tuna or chicken in it and serve with crackers on the side.

    Answer by tspillane at 7:23 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • Coleslaw, but not always the same kind. I use fennel, apple, carrots, jicama...all kinds of things.

    Caprese salad, which is basically sliced tomatoes or cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half, slices of fresh mozzarella - the soft kind, not the deli stuff - and fresh, torn basil leaves. Dress with salt, pepper, a drizzle of best quality olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

    Answer by SelaCarsen at 9:07 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • I love to toss mediteranean seasoned feta cheese, and sliced strawberries with baby spinach and a light rasberry vinaigrette dressing. So good! I also like to add chicken to make it a whole meal.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 6:37 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • I make a garden rotini salad with, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, Italian salad dressing, basil, oregano, & parsley. To make it a meal, I put dice chicken in it. It's a light meal and is served cold, so makes for something nice on a hot day.

    Answer by LilLady75 at 7:26 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • wonderful ideas! thanks ladies!

    Comment by whitepeppers (original poster) at 7:55 AM on May. 30, 2011

  • I've found some great salads on favs are fresh broccoli salad, greek couscous salad and deli pasta salad.

    Answer by gramsmom at 12:48 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • pasta salad with different cheeses and salamis added. I also like a nice grilled steak salad, or chicken Caesar but my all time favorite is crab louis salad.

    Answer by luvschocolate at 2:19 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • popcorn


    Answer by sherribeare at 11:33 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • egg salad, chicken salad, Caesar salad, crab salad, coleslaw, antipasto, chicken caesar, you could do a macaroni salad with tuna or chicken in it and serve with crackers on the side, fruit salad; Layered Spinach and Pot Sticker Salad; Southern Cobb Salad; Smoked Salmon and Melon Salad; Basil-Tomato Salad; Pork and Noodle Salad; Melon Salad with Sweet Sesame Dressing; Fresh Corn-Rice Salad; Crispy Chopped Chicken Salad; Gazpacho Shrimp Salad; Steak and Potato Salad; Layered Tuna Salad; Minty Pasta Salad with Lamb; Edamame Bread Salad; Mango and Corn Salad with Curry Vinaigrette; Shrimp and Watermelon Salad; Spicy BLT Salad; Grapefruit-Watercress Supper Salad; Scallops-Pecans Wilted Salad; Margarita-Grilled Chicken Salad; Sesame Vegetable Salad; Greek Chicken Salad; Grilled Vegetable Salad; Mediterranean Beef Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette; Mango Chicken Salad; Shrimp & Watercress Salad; Turkey Bacon Salad; Corn & Blueberry Salad

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 6:25 AM on May. 31, 2011