Does anyone have a recipe for a good, refreshing, summer salad?

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Does anyone have a recipe for a good, refreshing, summer salad?

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Jicama & Orange Salad 1.5 pound Jicama 3 cups Mandarin Orange slices 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 Dash chili powder 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Peel and slice jicama; cut each slice into 2-inch strips Combine the jicama strips, salt, and chili powder in a bowl. Fold in orange slices and gently toss. Sprinkle with cilantro Cover; chill a minimum of one hour, but overnight is better If you do not like cilantro, you can put in fresh basil. Basil gives this salad a completely different taste, but it is still good. Add as much chili powder as you like. I definitely use more than a pinch, so you have to experiment. Jicama Salad 1 large jicama, peeled & shredded or cut into matchsticks 2 large carrots peeled & shredded or cut into matchsticks I red pepper cut into matchsticks ½ cup shredded radishes 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and cut into matchsticks Juice from three limes 1 tablespoon lime zest 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons of honey ½ cup canola oi

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Shannon Buck

The best, most refreshing summer salads come straight from the garden. Some or all of the ingredients can be found at a farmers’ market or in the grocery store, if you do not have them all on hand.

The base of a summer vegetable salad is often the leafy greens. You can use one or more types of these. Here is a simple salad to create:

Ingredients:

Leafy greens: Romaine lettuce, baby spinach and cabbage

Carrots

Sugar snap peas

Tomatoes

Cucumber

Herbs: Parsley and chives

Shredded cheese

Dressing, if desired

  1. Wash and pat dry all of the vegetables, and the herbs if they are fresh. Place into a bowl.
  2. Shred the cabbage and the carrots, and add them to the bowl.
  3. Break the lettuce into bite size pieces and place them into the bowl as well.
  4. Chop the tomatoes and cucumber. Place these and the pea pods into the bowl and toss all of the ingredients together.
  5. Top the salad with shredded cheese and some sort of dressing, if desired.
  6. Add chopped herbs and toss again. Place the flowers from the chives sporadically over the salad, as they are also edible.
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