Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Couple of Yummy Summery Salad Recipes

I decided that I craved potato salad when I came home from church today (I have craved potatoes like crazy this pregnancy for some reason). Anyway, I went online to allrecipes and came across this recipe, which I only altered slightly. It is AWESOME if you are a fan of dill -- totally delish!


* 10 red potatoes, cut into chunks
* 3/4 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
* 1 tablespoon seedy mustard
* 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
* 1 teaspoon celery salt (I left this out)
* salt and pepper to taste
*2 green onions, chopped


1. Place potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool.
2. In a bowl, gently toss potatoes, onions, mayonnaise, red wine vinegar, mustard, dill, salt, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

I also had a lot of leftover fruit in my fridge, so I decided to toss it altogether and make a fruit salad to go with dinner too. It turned out yummy! Even E, who is usually not a fruit eater or a salad eater, ate both the fruit salad and the potato one.


* 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks - drained, reserve 1/4 cup juice
* 1 can of mandarin oranges - drained
* 1 cup cantaloupe (diced)
* 1 cup seedless grapes (halved)
* 1 cup quartered strawberries
* 2 bananas, sliced
* 2 tablespoons lime juice
* 1 tablespoon honey


1. In a large bowl, toss fruit. In a small cup or bowl, combine lime juice, honey, 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice. Stir well and toss with fruit. ENJOY!!!

Serve salads with your favorite BBQ meat for a perfect summer meal! Hope you are having a great summer and will check back again soon!


Marta Fosco said...

Yummy! everything sounds delish and the pictures make me sooo hungry (I better get some breakfast!!). BTW your Diego cake was awesome! TFS all the pics.

stampin_melissa said...

Oohh! I love it when you share recipes! I've got a bunch of fruit in the fridge too so this fruit salad looks scrumptious! I love too.