We're kicking off summer with a selection of main-dish salads you can enjoy for a lunch or dinner picnic.
It's the first official weekend of summer, so it's time to savor some lighter dishes that won't require you to spend lots of time in the kitchen when you'd rather be enjoying summer's beautiful weather. Get the kids to help assemble the salad and encourage them to think up their own variations on the recipes!
CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey insists she's not a chef, but her Corn and Tortellini Salad looks terrific and is easy to make.
Karen Ullo's Mexican Bean Salad can be served as a main dish, as a dip with tortilla chips, or as a side dish for your favorite Mexican meal.
Rosemary Bogdan promises that her Kale Slaw recipe will get your family to eat one nutritious vegetable -- and like it!
Dress up a simple Caesar salad with pasta and (if you like) salmon or shrimp! Barbara Stein shares a recipe for Caesar Salad with Bowties.
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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count. Her booklet, The Handy Little Guide to Prayer, is available now from Our Sunday Visitor.