Who wants to spend hours slaving away in a hot kitchen on a warm summer afternoon? Raise your hands. Who wants to be preparing dinner in said hot kitchen while your guests lounge on your lovely, breezy patio with a cold drink, pretending they are on vacation far, far away? Raise your hands. Well, not Miss Party, honey!!
Miss Party wants a make-ahead prepared salad or two, grilled meat and veggies (which keeps the heat and Miss Party out of the kitchen) and a quick and easy dessert. She wants to be sitting WITH her guests on the breezy patio pretending she is on vacation, too! Why should they have all the fun?
Below you’ll find a list of links to some of her favorite prepared salads. None are difficult to make and all can be made ahead. There are traditional and international flavors on the list. Miss Party will update the links throughout the summer as she brings you more great salad recipes!
-Summer Corn Salad – A beautiful and flavorful corn, tomato and peppers salad! It’s like summertime in a bowl!
-Coban Salatasi – A delicious Turkish shepherd’s cucumber salad with influences from Greece!
-Insalata Caprese - A delicious twist on the classic flavors of a beloved Italian appetizer!
-Mom’s Potato Salad – A good, old recipe that never gets old!
-Five Cup Salad – A 50s fruit-based, sweet salad, goes great with ham or pork!
-Seasonal Mixed Berry Salad – A delicious berries-only salad with a light dressing!