Summer recipes?

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by jennyopenny, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. mjbaby

    mjbaby DIS Veteran

    Jun 27, 2004
    Here's another slaw for you. All of the ingredients are "to taste" so play around a bit and see what you like.

    - Empty a bag or two of slaw mix into a bowl big enough to toss/stir ingredients
    - Stir a can of drain pinto or black beans (or not), a can of corn or grilled corn off the cob (or not), a bit of cooked chorizo (or not), half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or not)

    - For the dressing, combine some olive oil, the juice of a lime or two, salt and pepper, and a cup or so of rinsed cilantro leaves in a blender. Blend until the leaves are chopped up and the juice and oil are emulsified. Adjust seasonings and pour over salad. Mix and enjoy!
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  3. jadeblue13

    jadeblue13 Mouseketeer

    Sep 9, 2010
    My family likes this one, I don't measure anymore, but you could start with a small bag of tortellini for a family meal and do more for a picnic.

    cheese tortellini, cooked then rinsed to cool
    diced ham
    sliced green onions with tops
    grape tomatoes, halved (save a couple to garnish the top)
    ranch dressing-a small bottle- you don't want it swimming in dressing.

    Chill a few hours or overnight, add a little more ranch dressing if needed.

    This is really filling so a little goes a long way.

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