2 kinds of summer salads? creamy red, white and green potato salad + creamy asian slaw

Summer long weekends are the definition of perfection. With all the barbeques, picnics and friendly get-togethers, it’s a perfect time for sharing food. We had our own little Canada Day celebration over the weekend and food (and beer) definitely played a large part of the fun. I whipped up this super quick and tasty potato salad for our bbq and it was pretty much gone by the end of the night.

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This afternoon I felt like eating salad for lunch and then I spied this tasty looking gem of a recipe over at Simply Recipes. I made a few additions/substitutions and came up with my own version of a tasty asian slaw. I usually don’t like going with a mayo dressing, but I did like combining the creaminess the mayo with the rest of the dressing ingredients. It was super delicious and Cornelius and I ate it all up until there was nothing left in the bowl. It was seriously that good.

Looking for more summer salads? Look no further than some of my favorite archived recipes:
Colourful Chopped Vegetable Salad
Incredible Lemony Potato Salad
Light n’ Creamy Potato Salad
Mexican Black Bean & Tortilla Salad
Peanutty Coleslaw
Potato & Sausage Salad
Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad
Red, White & Green Barley Salad

* hmmmm, dollop…a heaping teaspoon or tablespoon. you can be the judge…more dressing or less. it’s up to you!

15 comments to “2 kinds of summer salads? creamy red, white and green potato salad + creamy asian slaw”

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    Joanne   July 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks for these salad recipes!
    I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my favourite salads list. For entertaining, I usually make a spinach salad with almonds, dried cherries and orange slices and of course there’s my traditional Greek salad which is always popular – except with my mother-in-law :/ who doesn’t like feta(!).
    Anyway, I look forward to giving these two news salads a whirl next time I am expecting guests – or not 🙂

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    S.   July 3, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    That cabbage looks glorious! I’m eating with my EYES! 🙂

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    hag   July 3, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    you are my recipe guru! Whenever I am stuck for what to make for dinner…. I always check your blog and I always have success! Just like today….it is a few days before payday…and I have very little in the fridge and pantry…and didn’t want buy anything. I needed easy, creative…and that’s what you always supply! I made the asian slaw salad ( added chickpeas and carrot) and it was delicious! Thanks again!

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    Fiber   July 3, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    I’m loving that second salad – it looks positively amazing. I’m not a huge mayo fan either, but I’ve been dying to try a tofu-mayonnaise recipe, so I may try it in this salad.

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    kickpleat   July 4, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    fiber, the slaw is amazing!! i’m going to make it again tonight…i’m totally hooked.

    joanne, cornelius doesn’t like feta (or olives), oh well, more for me.

    stefanie, don’t just eat with your eyes…make it! it’s worth it!

    aw shucks, hag! i’ll be with chickpeas it was great. i’m making it again tonight and i think i’ll throw in some chickpeas too!

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    Kristen   July 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Asian slaw is one of my favorites. Delicious looking recipe you have here.

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    Nicole   July 5, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Great looking salads! I have some new potatoes sitting on my counter just waiting to be made into a salad. I also have some cabbage in my vegetable drawer and I’ll soon be making my famous cole slaw with bacon and blue cheese (A.K.A. Nicoleslaw). I’m glad I decided to stop by your blog todayh…now I’m inspired to get on with my salad making!

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    Joanne   July 6, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    hmpf…go figure!
    My husband does not like olives either unless they are pitted and sliced…but i throw them whole in my salad (with the pits intact) and he just pushes them off to the side.
    When I was a child I hated olives (& feta) and at my parents dinner table every night, there was always a small plate of both olives and feta as an appetizer.
    As I matured so did my taste for finer, tastier foods but I still draw the line with escargot 😛

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    kickpleat   July 9, 2007 at 10:29 am

    thanks kristen, it’s a very yummy slaw and i’ve made it more than once.

    nicoleslaw? oh my god, that sounds great, nicole!

    joanne, i had escargo once & loved it. weird!

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    kickpleat   July 10, 2007 at 12:57 am

    lydia, glad you liked the potato salad! enjoy making the other two 🙂

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    Lydia   July 9, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    I made that potato salad today and holy wow, is it ever awesome. Your lemony potato salad and the Asian slaw are next on my list.

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    AJay   July 24, 2007 at 7:14 am

    wanna say great posts you’ve got. found some posts in this site definitely worth adding to my bookmarks. thanks, keep it up.

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    frances   August 24, 2008 at 1:11 am

    hi there – just wanted to say thanks for these salad ideas! We tried a variation of your asian slaw recipe the other day and I’d love to mention it on my site if you don’t mind? It will definitely be making a comeback at our place and I look forward to trying out your full version sometime soon! thanks, frances

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    kickpleat   August 24, 2008 at 11:28 am

    frances, feel free to mention it! not a problem at all. glad you liked it!

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