Summer Salads

For the dog days of summer. These very tasty, wonderfully easy-to-make salads are terrific on their own, as side dishes or for rounding out your picnic basket.

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Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

I like this a lot better than the standard deli chicken salad (which does have an appeal of its own). Serve as an open-faced sandwich on grilled sourdough.

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Avocado & Crab with Marie Rose Sauce

Avocado & Crab with Marie Rose Sauce

Admittedly kitschy, but so delicious. Crab and avocado is a wonderful combination, a bit luxurious but worth it for a special meal. Marie Rose Sauce is very similar to Russian dressing.

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Lee's Asian Slaw

Lee’s Asian Slaw

My dear friend, Lee, made this recently and served it with a chicken wrap—it made for a great summer lunch, full of crunch and flavor.

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Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Soba noodles are wonderful and really good for you—hot or cold. Here, I tossed the al dente cold noodles with a bright combo of soy, sesame and herbs.

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