Blogger Bites: Summer Salad Recipes from Food Network, Cup of Jo, and Spoon Fork Bacon

It just hit 97 degrees here in Boston and on a hot summer day like this, cooking just isn’t an option. Our solution? Turning off the oven, breaking out the cutting board, and chopping up a light (and super-easy- to-make) summer salad. Read on for a few fresh and flavorful recipes you’ll be tossing up in no time.

This recipe for fresh corn tomato salad from the Food Network had us at chunks of fresh mozzarella.

Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo hails this as the best French vinaigrette you will ever have – and our taste buds full-heartedly agree.

No salad is complete without a refreshing drink – luckily, these honey and lavender granitas from Spoon Fork Bacon compliment lettuce-inspired dishes perfectly.

What is your favorite thing to make for dinner when it is too hot to cook? Leave us a comment or tweet us your favorite recipe to @RueLaLa

-By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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June 20, 2012