It’s finally summer here in upstate New York. I didn’t think it would ever get hot…especially back in April (yes, April) when I was shoveling snow in my driveway. I grew up in the South where warmer summer temperatures arrive early and stay late, so needless to say I’ve been ready for summer for a while now! One of my favorite activities in the summer is grilling on the back deck, and recently I’ve been looking for every opportunity possible to break out the grill. In fact, there are some days where the grill is out for lunch and dinner (and I’ve been tempted to try a breakfast dish on the grill, too)! So you can imagine my excitement when I came across some fresh new grilled salad ideas recently. Sure, I still love a good burger, but it’s nice to mix it up a bit. Both of these recipes are courtesy of ABC’s The Chew, a food show that airs daily at 1e|12p|c. So if you are looking for a bright, healthy meal which still features those delicious grill flavors of summer, then look no further as these salads are perfect for you!
The Chew is a unique show in that it features a cast of experts drawn from not only food, but also lifestyle and entertaining as well. I find it to be a one-stop shop for tasty recipes, helpful kitchen tips and general entertainment. Throughout the summer, The Chew is featuring grilling and summer picnics ideas, and these two grilled summer salads are just two of the fun ideas the cast has come up with! Speaking of the cast, the show features chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall as well as lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and healthy living expert Daphne Oz. Tune In: Fresh Daily. 1e|12p|c on ABC.
When I first came across Daphne Oz’s Grilled Radicchio Salad, I was immediately intrigued. I’ve grilled a lot of things, but I can’t say that I’ve ever grilled radicchio. So I gave this recipe a shot, and I must say that I was quite impressed. In fact, my wife immediately packed up the leftovers for lunch the next day, and I believe her exact quote was “I can’t wait to eat this again tomorrow!”. For a couple of additional tips on how to grill radicchio, check out the clip below.
Today’s second grilled salad idea is also from Daphne Oz, and it features loads of summer veggies along with a nice touch of grilled cantaloupe. I found this salad to be quite refreshing, and I also grilled the asparagus for an added boost of grilled flavor. This salad goes great as a healthy main course, but it would also be great as a unique side dish alongside your burgers or hotdogs!
Truth be told, I am usually in or around the kitchen in the early afternoon developing recipes, so I love having Daphne and the rest of the crew on in the background while I am working. I encourage you to check this show out. It airs daily on ABC at 1e|12p|c. Spend summertime with The Chew!
The Chew celebrates and explores life through food – from cooking to food trends, restaurants, holidays and more all aimed at making life better, fuller and more fun. Featuring celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and fresh face of healthy living Daphne Oz, “The Chew” is a leap forward into a delicious new kind of talk show. Watch The Chew Weekdays at 1e|12p|c on ABC!
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