Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yummy Find: Cooking Light's Big Book of Salads

Check out this new book from one of my favorite food magazines, Cooking Light! This popped up in my e-mail recently and since salads are a way of life around here, I couldn't pass up sharing it.

Salads often get coined as "rabbit food" but I think that they are hardly that. A typical dinner for us almost always includes some sort of salad creation- and it doesn't always include some leafy lettuce and vegetables. Our easy summer favorites include...

 Chopped avocado, tomato, cucumbers and jalapeno tossed in a spicy vinaigrette. 

Peaches and prosciutto with white balsamic over a bed of arugula. 

Brussels sprouts slaw with pistachios, lemon zest and shaved parmesan tossed in lemon oil. 

Watermelon, tomatoes and basil with feta and aged balsamic.

Salads are a great way to add color, flavor and tons of nutrition to your plate. I make no excuses for myself when I say that I could live on salads. All it takes is fresh ingredients and a little creativity. 

If you need some salad inspiration, this book is for you! Inside you'll find over 150 recipes for "weeknight meals, fresh sides and mouthwatering starters". As Summer produce stands start popping up, now is the perfect time to experiment with new ingredients and flavors.

Purchase Cooking Light's Big Book of Salads HERE, or wherever books are sold. For more Cooking Light recipes, visit www.cookinglight.com.

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