Monday, September 01, 2008

The End of Summer

It's Labor Day, which is the last "official" day of summer. It's hard to believe that summer is over and fall is right around the corner. So in the spirit of the last "official summer picnic" day, I thought I'd do a quick post with some last-minute ideas to make and take to your gatherings.


This Edamole is a perfect dip to take, for a few reasons. First off, it's a much lower-fat option to the full-fat guacamole. Secondly, this is a great way to introduce people to edamame, since there are still a few out there who haven't tried it yet. Thirdly and most importantly, it's super easy to whip up!

Red Pepper and Feta Spread

If you're looking for something a little more elegant, try this Red Pepper and Feta Spread. Pipe it into cucumber cups or endive for an elegant appetizer, or spread it on a tortilla, roll it up, and slice into pinwheels for a quick and easy nosh.

Chili Lime Peanuts

Salty snacks are always good to have on hand for guests to nibble on. These Chili Lime Peanuts are perfect as they give a perfect salty/sweet combination. Or try one of the other flavors.

Cucumber Salad II

Looking for something more substantial, yet still easy to make? Whip up this Cucumber Salad in minutes. Not only is it super quick and super tasty, but it also uses up some of that end-of-summer produce bounty.

Gingered 3-Seed Dressing

This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes to make to take to picnics and cookouts. This Slaw with 3-Seed Dressing is very tasty and loaded with flavor.

Potato Salad with Chili-Cumin Vinaigrette

Although this was posted on Memorial Day, it is definitely tasty for Labor Day too! This Potato Salad with Chili-Cumin Dressing is extremely tasty. It's full of flavor and provides just enough spiciness to warm you up. Go ahead, give it a try!

Chai-spiced Roasted Bananas

Looking for something sweet?? These Chai-roasted Bananas would be perfect to serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They are quick, easy, and extremely tasty.

1 comment:

Maria said...

All of these recipes look so good! I can't wait to try them all!