It’s been hot! I mean really hot outside. I’m not a fan of cooking big meals in the summer anyway, but when temperatures reach one hundred degrees, I’m not turning on the oven.
Salads are something I can throw together quickly and easily. Here’s one of my favorites:
2 cups boiled and cooled pasta
2 large tomatoes cut in wedges
1 can (8 oz.) salmon, flaked
3 scallions, chopped
1/3 cup green olives
1 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
Combine all ingredients; toss together until blended. Serve on lettuce. Garnish with parsley. Makes 4 – 6 servings.
NOTE: Grilled salmon, or any cooked meat or poultry you have on hand, may be substituted for the canned salmon.
What are some of your favorite summertime meals?
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