Summer Salads in Jars with Dubliner Cheese Crisps & Avocado Dressing are ideal for summer get togethers, picnics and backyard cookouts.
Lately I feel like our new little puppy, running in circles, chasing my tail. I am struggling to keep up. You know it's bad when the neighbor comes to check on you because you haven't posted any food photos on Facebook lately.
I've been loving the Kerrygold monthly challenges, it's always fun to have a set of ingredients and a theme for recipe inspiration. I thought that the May challenge was for summer salad but at the last minute I discovered it was breakfast pastries. Last minute just might be my middle name.
I threw these amazing Strawberries and Cream Puff Pastry Bites together (which won the challenge, YAY!) and set the salads aside for June. So we are nearly to the end of June and salads have been tasting so good the last few weeks.
I love cheese crisps but had never actually made them. I was thinking our favorite Dubliner Cheese would be mega delicious and of course they were. It took me a couple of tries to get them the right size but they could not be easier. Can you grate cheese and turn on the oven? Well then you can make cheese crisps!
I just threw a simple salad together with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. I added them to little jars, making them ideal for summer meals.
I don't very often make my own salad dressing but I had an avocado that was a little too soft to toss in the salad. That turned out to be a very good thing. If you aren't into avocados, this Creamy Italian Dressing is always a favorite.
The best part about salad is that you can add what ever you like and it's easy enough to customize for everyone. You could easily set up a salad bar station for your next cookout, with different toppings and dressings. Just don't skip the cheese crisps! They are so, so good!
- 4 cups red leaf lettuce
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup diced cucumbers
- 4 tablespoons finely grated Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese
For Avocado Dressing
- 1 small, ripe avocado
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Sriracha
- ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add avocado and all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a container, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve Salads with Cheese Crisps and Avocado Dressing.