The weather here has been amazing. Hot. Hot. Hot. Bring on the heat! Summer is here! Because the weather is so fantastic, we’ve been spending a lot of time at the beach. But this also makes dinner time a bit of a challenge. I don’t feel much like cooking on hot days, and we all don’t have big appetites because it’s so dang hot. This is when salads are the best!
I love the idea of salads on a platter – it’s a fun way (especially for kids) to make your own salad to your own taste. And it looks fancy. Much fancier than it is! The idea with this salad is to use what you already have at home – real life and real food. I just opened up my fridge and found simple veggies, then cooked up some Israeli couscous to serve over the salad. Delish.
I am going to be making a few different kinds of these platter salads this summer (stay tuned)! This was our first one, which I served along side a BBQ chicken. Now on to the salad! There are 3 parts to it: the veggies, the dressing and the couscous.
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