Refreshing Summer Salad Recipes for Family Cookouts


Summer Salads to Make in your Atlanta HomeIt is officially cookout season, and, whether you are chowing down on your own or your neighbor’s delicious barbecue (yours is better; of course), there are tons of quick and easy summer salads to lend a dash of color and a heaping of healthiness to any cookout or upcoming July Fourth celebration.

The salads in Southern Living’s “50 Quick & Delicious Summer Salads” are awash with a wide variety of ingredients, containing everything from traditional lettuce and spinach to jimica and peach basil vinaigrette.

The quick-toss Berry Delicious Salad lends a refreshingly cool tone to any cookout with its sweet blueberries, creamy gorgonzola cheese, earthy walnuts and filling greens. Another fruity salad is the Watermelon-Prosciutto Salad, which takes prosciutto, fresh basil, vinegar, honey, paprika, pepper and olive oil and sprinkles them over juicy watermelon in a homemade vinaigrette mixture. If watermelon is not your fruit of choice, whip up some Fresh Peach-Basil Vinaigrette and drizzle it over chopped tomatoes.

If you are looking to startle and inspire people, slice up some jimaca, mint leaves, juicy bell peppers and strawberry lemonade jam to make a unique and zesty slaw that is a riot of yellow, orange and bright red. Or, if neutrals are more your speed, toss a Spring Pea Orzo salad over some creamy pasta and put it on the table next to your herbed classic potato salad.

Whatever salads you choose for your cookouts this summer, remember that food always tastes best at home. McClure Farms, featuring spacious floorplans perfect for summer parties, is Traton Homes’ newly opened, single-family home community in Acworth. The community will feature highly desired amenities such as a pool with a water feature and a cabana, an outdoor fireplace and a playground, which are all sure to draw the community together. There is also a plethora of nearby grocery stores and other shopping opportunities to ensure that all the supplies for a community cookout are close at hand!

If you are searching for a new home in a great Acworth location, call 678-910-5742, or visit the Traton Homes website to find out more about McClure Farms today!

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