What We’re Loving: Salads

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This time of year, when I think salad, I tend to go straight to the potato or macaroni variety, nearly always a staple at a summertime cookout, and for good reason. On the hottest days, I also love to make a Panzanella salad, rough cuts of bread and veggies tossed in a light dressing.  It can sustain me for days. Thanks to some favorite food blogs, I’ve found some new salad inspiration:

For a change, let rice take center stage and leave the lettuce in the fridge with this Wild Rice Salad with Bleu Cheese {from A Thought For Food}

Thai Coconut Cucumber Salad  just sounds dreamy and looks delicious. {from Love and Lemons}

It’s nice to see cabbage star in something other than a slaw.  Oh, and I love mint. Creamy Cabbage Salad with Romano Beans and Mint {from Not Eating Out in New York}

A new way to use kale, plus berries and bacon? Yes, please. Berry and Bacon Kale Salad with Blackberry Jam Vinaigrette  {from Recipe Girl}

The pretty photos of Provence are enough reason to read this post and get inspired to visit an outdoor market.  Throw in a French Lentil Salad with Chanterelles? Merci. {from Scandi Foodie}

Mango, cilantro, scallions, lime juice.  So many fresh ingredients, so little time.  I feel like I could actually cool off with a heaping spoonful of Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts. {from Some Kitchen Stories, originally published in Bon Apetit}

It wasn’t too long ago Denise wowed us with this ultra light, ultra refreshing Mango Crab Salad. {from our own Eat Boutique archives}

All photos taken by and appear with permission from Judi & Nicole, Brian, Maria, and Denise.

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