I love bringing a big bowl of delicious salad to summer BBQs and potlucks.
Why? Because most people expect salad to be just meh. Something they feel like they should add to their plate because everyone else is. Seriously though, how many people add salad to feel like they’re eating their veggies but totally leave it on the plate by the time you’re done eating?
So this is why I bring my best ever backyard bbq summer salad, because it’s so delicious people go back for seconds on just the salad.
Two of our friends, Adam and James, both asked for this recipe after a potluck a few weeks ago (guys that love meat). My Doritos-for-dinner brother in law said to me while eating this salad, “Is this what salad’s supposed to taste like? Wow.”
So if this salad can pass the test of 3 guys, I know it’s a big hit.
What makes this salad so f-ing delicious?
For one, the fresh basil, chives, and dried cranberries really boosts the flavour of the salad.
But it’s the dressing that really brings the whole backyard BBQ summer salad together. I steer clear of store bought dressings and make my one.
All you have to do is follow the 4-part salad dressing setup.
Once you have those in place you can add in some unrefined sea salt and any fun additions (like poppy seeds)! I also have an awesome recipe for a Creamy Hemp Heart Caesar Dressing and a delicious Strawberry Avocado Salad. Just so you have a few more options. 😉
Do you make your own salad dressing? Comment below and let me know!