Summer Salads of 2018 and more

Sometimes my recall on each summer has to do with a drink or a food dish or the bathing suit I wore.  I happen to be drinking a Vodka Martini this summer.  Last summer it was all about tequila.  The summer before it was into my own version of a Vodka Negroni.  This summer there are two salads that I have made a few times and I plan on making them again before the season winds down.

Peaches, Tomatoes, and Burrata with Hot Sauce.  Cut up a platter with tomatoes, peaches (or nectarines), burrata and a few bunches of chopped up basil.  Drizzle over the top a mixture of 2 tbsp. oil oil, 2 tbsp. hot sauce (I used Frank’s), 2 tsp. unseasoned rice vinegar, 2 tsp. honey and kosher salt. Simply summer.

Greens, snap peas, green beans and peas make up the base of the salad.  The dressing is a mixture of 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 medium shallot minced, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, 1 tsp. red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup chopped chives.  Again, simply summer.

Adam Perry Lang and the Perfect Prime Rib from Ozersky.TV on Vimeo.

We also made Adam Perry Lang’s prime rib on the grill.  Again, simple and delicious.  After all, summer is all about the grill and simple salads.

Comments (Archived):

  1. mplsvbhvr

    Those salads look incredible – definitely going to try to squeeze them in with what little summer we have left in Chicago.

    1. Gotham Gal

      It’s worth it

  2. Jessie Arora

    I love you and your blog. Am going to make the peach/burrata salad today.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks Jessie. You made my week!

  3. Tracey Jackson

    How long is the meat on the grill?

    1. Gotham Gal

      about an hour.

  4. AMT Editorial Staff

    Hooray for hot sauce. We have 3 bottled dressings we LOVE & we add hot sauce to two of them. Love the kick.

  5. Pointsandfigures

    smoking a pork shoulder today, and smoking a brisket tomorrow. This summer I actually finally cracked the code on making the perfect steak just like a Chicago steak house does. Finally.

    1. Gotham Gal