I’m afraid Leslie Hachtel’s topic this week is not quite appropriate for the summer we’ve been having in Northern BC.
It’s summer and it’s hot. What is your favorite meal to cool off? Recipe please.
If you joined me from Clair Brett, welcome!
We’ve been having a rainy and cool summer so far where I live, which seems especially unfair since the season is short to start with. But we are supposed to be heading into a stretch of heat this week, so hopefully we’ll get some sun and a lot less rain!
When the weather is really hot, my favourite meals are salads. While a juicy steak on the barbeque is a summer favourite, some times you just don’t want something that heavy in the midst of a heat wave. One of my go to recipes is this Tortellini Salad with Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing from 365 Great Barbecue and Grilling Recipes by Lonnie Gandara.
¾ pound frozen tortellini (either meat or cheese filled)
½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut bite-sized
½ pound cherry tomatoes, halved if large
In separate pots, cook tortellini and green beans until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Add tomatoes. Toss with dressing below.
Dressing (makes enough for two salads)
¼ cup white wine vinegar
3 tbps. Lemon juice
2 tbps. Plain yogurt
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 large garlic gloves, crushed
½ tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup vegetable oil
Mix all ingredients except the oil in a jar with lid. Add both oils, cover tightly, and shake until well blended. Store up to 5 days in refrigerator.
Discover a new summer recipe with Jenna Da Sie, next on the blog hop!