With summer around the corner. I begin to start thinking about entertaining outdoors. There is a list of people I want to have over however, my main thoughts are what foods I want to serve. We often grill some type of protein as well as grill a lot of vegetables right from our garden. But this year I am leaning towards serving a few different salads for each gathering, which would include using the grill for some.
I picture salads in bowls and platters filled with seasonal ingredients. I am thinking of fresh greens, an assortment of veggies, fruits, cheeses, grilled meat and poultry, beans, nuts, and delicious dressings to add to each. Perhaps some grilled bread on the side? The idea of serving a variety of cold salads in the warm weather eases my preparation and pleases everyone in the crowd. By having many choices at least one will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Here is a list of cold salads that might entice you to follow my culinary idea for summer entertaining.
Enjoy the season of outdoor entertaining!