Summer Food

Cholados Colombianos (Colombian Cholados)

14 comments August 4, 2012
Eating Cholado

Cholado is a cross between a frozen dessert, fruit cocktail, and a drink, and derives from El Valle region of Colombia. It is made with crushed ice, fresh fruit, condensed milk, passion fruit (maracuyá), and Colombian blackberry (mora) syrup, and is topped with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry. It makes a wonderful summer dessert! […]

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Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

8 comments August 2, 2012
Ensalada de Salmón y Aguacate (Salmon and Avocado Salad)

Hot summer days make me tired and cranky, so I try to keep things simple in the kitchen. So on those days when you’re too tired to cook something fancy, this salad makes a wonderful and satisfying lunch or dinner for the whole family. You can serve it as a side dish or as your […]

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Macaroni Salad with Avocado Dressing (Ensalada de Coditos con Aderezo de Aguacate)

14 comments July 20, 2012
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This macaroni salad is so good, you can even serve it to pasta salad haters! It’s simple to prepare, satisfying, and it makes a fantastic alternative to the classic American macaroni salad. It is great for picnics and potlucks. My version of this American favorite includes many of the flavors I love in a salad. […]

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Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

10 comments July 16, 2012
Ensalada de Quinoa y Pollo (Quinoa Chicken Salad)

I love Quinoa no matter how it is prepared, and the fact that it is such a healthy grain, is an added benefit. This Quinoa Chicken Salad is ideal for a picnic or barbecue, as it’s very easy to put together and can be made the night before serving. This is a different type of […]

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Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

8 comments July 7, 2012
Ensalada de Pepinos Marinados (Marinaded Cucumber Salad)

This Marinaded Cucumbers dish is one of my easy summer go-to’s. It’s a perfect side dish, and can be prepared ahead of time, for convenience. I love the tangy and sweet dressing. I Hope you all enjoy it too. Buen provecho!

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Ensalada de Salmón y Papa (Salmon and Potato Salad)

7 comments July 2, 2012
Ensalada de Salmón y Papa (Salmon and Potato Salad)

Looking for the perfect summer salad? Try this Salmon and Potato Salad at your next BBQ or picnic. It is simple and perfect for warm days and can be eaten hot or cold. All the flavors harmonize well together, and if you like salmon on your salads, you’ll love this! Buen provecho!

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Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter

13 comments June 28, 2012
Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter

Hola Everyone, Don’t feel like cooking this summer? Keep some steaks on hand and you almost won’t have to! This Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter makes a perfect recipe for a lazy summer meal. If you don’t eat steak, just use the cilantro, scallion and cumin butter on grilled corn, poultry or […]

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