Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is Salad Prep Cooking?

For this gal, in the heat of the summer, in her little shoe box kitchen -- I say, YES!

In preparation for last night's Screen on the Green* I prepared a little picnic--- Chaos in the City style. Packed my cute little back pack you found three tupperware filled with summer salads, rice crackers and a wonderful chive and garlic cheese, two spoons and a water bottle filled with Famage Wine.

My three yummy salads including the quinoa dish from last week, an Asian Salad and Chickpea Chutney Salad. Fresh, light and lots of flavors. My favorite picnic food.

Asian Salad
(mix all ingredients and chill)
1/4 cup chopped Snow Peas, raw

1/4 cup chopped Green Beans, raw
1/4 cup chopped Red Cabbage, raw
1/8 cup chopped Cashews
1 small chopped Cucumber
Teaspoon Sesame Oil
Teaspoon Greek Yogurt
Squeeze of Lime Juice
Pinch of chopped Dried Hot Peppers

Chickpea Chutney Salad
(mix all ingredients and chill)
1 Can Chickpeas
1/2 Green Pepper Chopped
1/2 Red Pepper Chopped
3 Scallions Chopped
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1/8 Cup Crumbled Feta
2 Teaspoons Good Olive Oil
4 Teaspoons Red Wine Vinager

. . . maybe next week there will be warmer food, cooler weather and less thunder.

(Screen on Green: movies played on a big screen on The National Mall on Mondays from July 20 through August 10, starts around 8:30 p.m.)

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