Sunday, June 03, 2007

Summer Salads!

It's been getting hot again - my favorite weather, so I've been making some salads to cool us down.

Chili Lime Salad:
Marinated tofu with lime, garlic and chilis; broiled, then chilled.
Mixed with some cold glass noodles, chopped carrots, ginger and garlic.
Garlic Bean Salad:
Briefly saute a lot of garlic with oil and a sprig of fresh chopped basil; mix with cooked beans and set aside.
Steam garlic scapes.
Mix with some shredded carrots and serve cold.
I sprinkled mine with black sea salt and pepper.

Sesame Noodle Salad:
Julieanne a large handful green beans and 1 carrot.
Saute 2 cloves of garlic, 1/4 inch of ginger in some peanut or sesame oil. When the garlic is just about clear, add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce.
Mix sauce, glass noodles and veggies. Add more oil if it needs it.
Serve cold.
Chocolate Mint Cookies and Cream Cupcakes!
Disaster struck as I was creaming the earth balance and remaining powdered sugar for the frosting and reached for the other box of powdered sugar and it wasn't there!
To make up for it I had to chop (I can't wait until I get my food processor) lots of cookies to make a nice earth balance and cookie crumb frosting.


Brooke said...

I love those cupcakes. Love love.

Judy said...

Ooh, yummy. The top salad looks fantastic, and exactly what I crave on a hot day. Cupcakes are pretty too.

laura jesser said...

I love cool summer salads... so light and refreshing. The cuppers are too cute!

Emilie said...

Those are some super pretty salads. Nice shots! I just ate my breakfast, but I want to eat those now.

theONLYtania said...

What are glass noodles? The salads look great!
And that was some quick thinking on the cupcake frosting. :)

Annelie said...

The salads looks great!

urban vegan said...

All your salds look amazing, but the Oreo Cookie Cupcake salad is my favorite ;)

Webly said...

Thanks everyone!

Theonlytania - glass noodles are a type of rice noodle that are very clear and fun to eat. You should check them out sometime. If you can't find them at an average grocery store, try an asian food mart, they should be cheap.

Urban Vegan - I went to bed the other night thinking of how I would make a cupcake salad. Would that be chunks of cake, cubed maybe?, with a frosting dressing? Then sprinkles on top?