Potato Salad with Broccoli? Oh Yes!

Broccoli Potato Salad

Broccoli Potato Salad

We do love our potato salad in the summer.  It’s great side dish when we’re grilling.  And although I think I make the world’s best potato salad, we do like to change it up.  A couple of years ago I added cauliflower to the potato salad.  We loved it!  Recently I added broccoli with equally pleasing results.  Both broccoli and cauliflower are from the cabbage family and they’re delicious paired with potatoes.
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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is simply mashed with potatoes and butter.  Close behind would be cauliflower in a salad with black olives, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.  This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe was good but I had to do a few substitutions and tweaks.  I added carrots and subbed orzo for Israeli couscous.  I omitted the feta as I didn’t have any on hand. Continue reading

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

Soup might not come to mind as a warm weather food but it does at our castle.  I make chicken tortilla soup and we add shredded lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheddar and crushed tortilla chips.  It’s like having salad IN your soup!  Or you could think of it as turning a taco salad into a soup.  However you think of it, the flavors are luscious and one loaded bowl will fill your stomach. Continue reading