Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Colorful Late Summer Salads

As summer comes to a close we are given the last great opportunity to enjoy fresh seasonal late summer fruits and vegetables. Soon our vegetable and fruit options will be somewhat limited to what keeps well in cold storage or those hearty winter vegetables we all know and love over the cold winter months. But let’s not close the door on summer yet, most of us still have a month or so left of warm weather. While the weather remains warm and the produce abounds, brighten up your dinners or lunches with some beautiful, flavorful salads. These salads incorporate unusual pairings of fruits, meats, cheeses and nuts and the end result is a salad bursting with flavor and color! For your next salad, add some variety with one of the following late summer salads:

Mesclun with Watermelon, Feta & Toasted Pine Nuts

Asian Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Avocado & Mango Salad

Fresh Cherry & Prosciutto Salad

Grilled Pepper, Corn & Onion Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette

Romaine Salad with Oranges & Strawberries

Mixed Greens with Nectarines

Watermelon & Strawberry Salad

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