I eat Mexican food in every form. Literally, I live for anything with a bean, corn, salsa, guacamole combo. This is my latest iteration of a Mexican dish, and quite frankly, I think it is the healthiest version so far. The base is cauliflower rice, which is literally cauliflower and seasoning. I haven’t been keeping count, but I think we’ve made this dish once a week since I discovered the recipe in July.
Pasta salad is a classic summer dish. But I don’t particularly like mayo, and therefore, tend to avoid pasta salads at BBQs. That is until I discovered this pasta salad. This salad is delicious and so easy to make. I took it to a friend’s party and was struggling not to pick at it and eat it the whole drive there.
Summer, as it always does, has blown right by. Outdoor outings and BBQs are about to come to an end and the weather will soon be cooling off. So if you want to maximize your time outside, and not spend too much time in the kitchen cooking, make this for dinner. It takes no time, and would make the perfect meal to take out to your backyard, patio, or roof to enjoy one more summer night before fall begins.
This is an excellent side salad for two very important reasons. First, I mean it goes without saying that it is delicious, it has avocado in it so clearly I’m going to love it. Second, it takes all of 10 minutes to make.
Crockpot mac and cheese is a great addition for a BBQ, or really any party when you want to prep the food early.
You can throw bacon on top of anything and make it amazing. But the leeks in this dish are delicious on their own, and the bacon and vinaigrette just provide the perfect combination. This makes a great side dish with an entree or as one of two salads – we served it with the brussels sprouts that I posted last week.