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Old 06-16-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Favorite Summer Sides?

Since Summer is on the way, I thought this may be a good thread for sharing your favorites.

Here's a family favorite side dish for grilled Summer food. It's especially good with grilled pork ribs.


Sauerkraut Salad

1 qt. sauerkraut
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 sm. jar pimentos
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salad oil
2/3 cup vinegar

Place kraut in a colander, drain and slightly rinse with water pressing out water. Coarsely chop the kraut with kitchen shears. In a large bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients till blended and add the kraut, veggies, and drained jar of pimentos. Refrigerate covered for several hours or over nite, and pour off excess liquid before serving.






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Old 06-16-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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Copied and printed! Love the idea of a kraut salad. Nobody in my family will eat kraut except for me. I can make this just for myself and keep it in the frig.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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Thanks mm. I've found people who claim to hate my beloved sauerkraut, love this salad, especially kids. Have fun trying to keep it for yourself.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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I've made similar, and it's yummy!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:02 PM   #5
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I have lots of summer side favorites, with all the fresh veggies available!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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Here are some of my favorites:

CITRUS GREEN BEAN SALAD
Citrus Green Bean Salad Recipe at CooksRecipes.com
ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH CRISP SHALLOTS
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PARMESAN GREEN BEANS
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ROASTED TOMATOES WITH GARLIC AND GORGONZOLA
Hello 2009: Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Gorgonzola « Je Mange la Ville
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:44 PM   #7
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Fresh fruit of the day salads...all summer long.

I also now love Kale salad

Kale Salad

Dressing
1/4 c EVOO
1/4 c Cider vinegar
Zest of meyer lemon
3 T meyer lemon juice
1 T honey

whisk together

4 c kale, chopped
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c pecans, chopped
2 green onions, sliced

Toss, dress and chill.

Wasabi Ahi Tuna Salad
Serves 4

1 pound Ahi Tuna, seared and chunked
Salad Greens
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Dressing
3 tablespoons soy sauce
cup lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons wasabi powder, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh shredded ginger
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or favorite salad oil
2 green onions, finlely sliced with green tops

Mix all dressing ingredients together, allow to mellow in fridge for 30 minutes. Toss Tuna in the dressing, marinate for 15 minutes. Place rinsed and dried salad greens on 4 serving plates, divide the Marinated Tuna and dressing, top the salads, separate red onion slices and sprinkle over the tuna. Serve Cold.

Ramen Salad

Favorite ramen recipe:
4 packages of ramen, cooked, drained and chilled (throw away the flavor packets)
1 cup sliced green onions, green and white parts
1 large red pepper, seeded and diced
2 cups baby bok choy, sliced thin

Dressing:
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon light olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons minced ginger root
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Mix all together and serve chilled.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
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Sliced tomatoes
Slices of oranges (not the segments)
Thinly sliced sweet onion. If no sweet onion, sprinkle salt on regular onion slices, let sit for a while then squeeze and rinse lightly.
Ripe olives pitted (or pitted Kalmatas)

A splash of vinaigrette. Or perhaps just some white Balsamic.

It's a pretty dish and can be arranged on some lettuce. No cooking!
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:07 PM   #9
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It's about time again for the DRAGON LADY'S SESAME NOODLES made famous by multiple threads over many summers here at DC.

Dragon Lady Kitchen blog: SESAME NOODLES
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Love those noodles.
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