Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jicama And Mint Salad plus 6 Other Great Salad Ideas

jicama, mint, raw corn, tomato, radish, grated carrot, fresh basil, radish, raisins, red onion., etc.
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I love summer salads that include lots of farm fresh produce!

Despite a brutally hot summer, I just realized that I have not been frequenting the farmers market and taking advantage of all the fresh summer produce the past two weeks.

I went through my blog posts from last summer. I was really into creating some interesting salads that used lots of  the local farm fresh produce and my backyard herbs. 

Doesn't this look wonderful?

How about fresh corn? 
I love corn cut right off the cob ; it's so sweet
and tender just the way it is; 
I never cook it, and I add it to lots of salads!

Here are some of my favorite summer salads from last year re-visited -  

Looking for some summer menu ideas? 
Why not try one of these super salads this week?

jicama, mint, raw corn, tomato, radish, grated carrot, fresh basil, radish, raisins, red onion., etc.
Jicama Rainbow Salad With Mint    
Read how Jicama is great for weight loss 

Choose one of these super salads for lunch or dinner this week

Arugula and Cashew salad  ( pungent and peppery)

Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing  ( light and lemony)

 Red Endive & Cucumber salad  ( Very colorful )

Jicama Rainbow Salad With Mint  ( Reader's favorite)

Jersey Corn and Tomato salad  ( My summer favorite)

French Potato salad ( no mayo)

Black Bean and Fresh Corn salad ( A light but filling meal)

My Cherry tomato plant

My colorful summer flowers

Avocados are wonderful in any salad like  traditional guacamole 
When it's hot, make salads!

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  1. Wonderful indeed. Summer calls for fresh salads. Thanks for the array of ideas. Love your garden :o)

  2. Such gorgeous, gorgeous salads! So many beautiful vegetables, colors, and flavors ... :)

  3. It's so nice to meet another salad lover. We eat lots of salads at our house and never tire of them. Some of my friends jokingly call me the salad queen. Love your rainbow salad.

  4. Nice to find another allergy friendly blog. I found you through this week's It's a Keeper Thursday linky party. Thanks for joining the party! Your Jicama salad with mint looks so delicious and refreshing!!

  5. this is a wonderful summer salad! Hugs P.S> thank you for sharing at the hop my friend :-)

  6. Perfect for the season! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  7. Love love love salads! Thank you for all the awesome ideas! Its the right season for some salad love! :) My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-friday-recipe-link-up-1/

    Thanks :) Cindy

    1. Cindy,
      I am so glad to know about your Friday Link Up. I will add it to my blog list and stop by next Friday.

  8. I just made my first salad using mint. I love it. Great use of seasonal veggies. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  9. I miss my mint so much in the winter. It adds a great flavor to everything. Sometimes if I am energetic, I will dry it and use it in omelettes in the winter

  10. Jillian,
    I emailed you but haven't heard back from you. If you want my email click on my button that says, " Contact Me"

  11. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. These are all different varieties of Jicama And Mint Salads and other Great Salad Ideas are very tasty and healthy recipes.


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