There are cookouts, picnics, gatherings, and always good food. Grilled food, delicious side dishes, and great company are some of the things we all enjoy. There is something special about eating outside in the warm weather, right?
Best Memorial Day Salads
There is no barbecue, picnic, or gathering during the summer without a good potato salad. However, there are more amazing salads to choose from, and here is where my collection of summer salads comes into place.
I put it together, to make your life easier so you don’t have to dig through my site for different ideas. Here you have them all together.
The choices are good and you might end up making a few of them or pin them for later use. After all, summer is at least three months long and there is plenty of time to try a few of these salads.
Tips for serving food outside and keeping your family and friends safe:
Keeping your family and friends safe when you organize a cookout is very important. Here are some tips:
Salads made with mayonnaise should not be kept in the heat for more than two hours. These salads need to be refrigerated. The best advice is to fill a large container with ice and place the salad bowls on top of the ice to keep them cool. Another idea is to keep the food in a cooler until you serve it.
Don’t forget to pack serving spoons for these salads. Pack some extra ones, in case someone drops them on the ground or they get misplaced.
Keep meats separate from other foods.
Leftovers need to be consumed as soon as possible and kept in the refrigerator at all times. Discard them after two days.
This spicy chickpea salad comes together in only 15 minutes and requires almost no effort. Canned chickpeas, parsley, red onions, cucumbers, and red bell pepper for color become friends with a quick creamy, lemony dressing that is delicious and easy to make.
This Easy Chickpeas Salad with Feta and Mint is a great recipe to start the summer. Grab that can of chickpeas from your pantry and make the recipe in less than 10 minutes. Use fresh mint and basil in the summer or dried herbs in the winter. Healthy, easy and delicious!
This Orzo Pasta Salad is a fabulous recipe that uses fresh herbs, capers, and caramelized onions. A great side dish for any meal.
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