02 July 2010

Summer Salads and Two Week Workshop

For the next couple of weeks I will be in the beautiful village of St. Benoit du Sault in the center of France with no internet. I went on this workshop last year (you may remember me complaining about the food), but this year is going to be even more interesting because the director received financing from the region and we will be touring in a number of small villages doing medieval farce.

So while I'm busy singing, acting and directing (I feel a bit over my head on that one, but the director insists it will be alright), here are some summer salads to help keep you cool!

Gotta start with pasta salad. It's classic but oh-so-delicious. Perfect for anytime of year really, but one of the stars of summer barbecues and picnics. And of course anything with caramelized onions is on my list of favorites!

What picnic would be complete without a potato salad? Here, it is definitely picnic weather (dinner picnics mind you - too hot midday)!

Add fresh herbs to pretty much anything in the summer and you're good. This salad is a nice change, lighter than pasta, but a bit more hearty than lettuce-based salads.

This is one of the most cooling salads I know. Perfect for those days when you feel just too hot to eat anything. Also, fancy enough to serve to guests if you're looking for a light appetizer.

Last, but not least, you can serve this salad warm or cold so it's perfect for all seasons, but with fresh tomato and cucumber, it's definitely delicious in the summer.

I could go on and on about salads but I think this post is long enough and I need to go sit in front of a fan somewhere instead of in front of a hot computer! How about you guys? What are your favorite summer salads?


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Have fun and all the best!

Those salads all look very delicious!

Cheers and bon WE,


Anonymous said...

I've been doing salads for many meals, too. Lettuce with boiled potatoes and hard-boiled eggs is cool yet filling. I made a fab quinoa and fava bean salad last week - good warm or cold!

I hear you about the hot, and am jealous of your fan. The heat and this stupid throat infection(!) have left me virtually appetite-less, so I had ice cream for dinner last night. :)

Nic said...

I have also been mostly eating salads, its so hot here! Have a fantastic time on your course!

Julie said...

Sounds like a wonderful two weeks! Look forward to hearing about it when you return. These salads look perfect for our hot summer weather.