Friend Friday: Summer Recipe

Fashion Beauty Friend Friday is taking a domestic turn this week and we are all sharing our favorite seasonal recipes of the moment. I can’t wait to see what everyone else suggests and to get at trying a number of them.

Last summer I had the chance to really experiment with new dishes. Taking advantage of the balmy St. Louisian summer I went a little crazy with salad creation. But I didn’t want to make the same old same old Cesar Salad or Greek Salad. So thanks to a little magazine reading and some strategic googling I came across this Green Goddess Salad on Eating Well.

The ingredient list is nothing short of delicious and super fresh!

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, sorrel and/or chives
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or minced anchovy fillet
  • 8 cups bite-size pieces green leaf lettuce
  • 12 ounces peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; see Ingredient note)
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup rinsed and chopped canned artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

To figure out how to prepare it head over to Eating Well and follow the directions word-for-word. You won’t be sorry! Try this paired with some sweet iced tea or a tangy lemonade. Looking to step it up a notch – a mojito works well too.

Katy Rose
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29 thoughts on “Friend Friday: Summer Recipe

  1. amy

    I love chickpeas, avocado and tomatoes together, so this is right up my alley! I’m a pretty lazy cook, so probably wouldn’t go to the work of shrimp (I know, it’s not that hard, really) but this looks great. Thanks for sharing it.
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  4. amanda.

    i’m so glad to see this topic, and i’m super excited about discovering everyone else’s recipes! cooking’s my second favourite thing to do in the summer, next to eating & drinking. your salad looks delish, and i bet the shrimp could easily be swapped out with halibut or salmon chunks. mmmm … i shouldn’t have opened this before lunch.

  5. Kathy

    This was such a fun question. With fresh ingredients in plentiful supply in summer, cooking light and simple is easy and delicious. I can’t wait to try your salad. It looks beautiful.
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  7. Gayle

    Katy, that salad looks so delicious and refreshing – perfect for summer! This was a fun topic. I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing all the recipes that everyone posted.
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  8. Rochelle

    That looks so delicious and not heavy at all, while still being filling! I can’t wait to check these out and find some new favorite summer recipes!
    Such a great topic, and I love how it shows something else we are interested in!
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  9. Lauren

    My Aunt and I have already decided that we are going to make this tomorrow! I can’t wait to actually get in the kitchen and try it=) I’ll definitly be checking out everyone elses recipes as well.

    I just posted my first Friend Friday post and i have to tell you… I can’t wait for the next one!
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