Sunday, July 03, 2011

First Favorite Summer Salad Recipes

I don't like cooking in the summer. The house gets hot in the evening when I've got the oven on. There's only so much our A/C can do when it is 100+ degrees outside and our gas stove is pumping heat in the kitchen! Here are some of my favorite quick and easy cold salad favorites.

Chick Pea Salad (some people call it mock tuna but I like to call it what it is not what it's not)

2 cans chickpeas chopped in food processor
1/2-1 onion chopped
1-2 celery chopped
1-2 carrots chopped
1 cup mayo** or add amount you like according to your taste
Salt and Pepper (fresh cracked black is best)

Chop beans in food processor then add them to the rest of the ingredients.
**I like Veganaise brand vegan mayo. It is by far the best tasting eggless mayo.

Use this salad on sandwiches with fresh tomato and lettuce. Also can be served in a wrap with lettuce, sprouts, etc. Also can be served on crackers.

I'll post another later. Go here for pictures and variations.

1 comment:

Mandy Leigh said...

sounds delicious! i've been thinking about getting a food processor (cause i want to make my own baby food)...this could be another reason!