We are hot and humid once again, so I wanted a cold plate for dinner. Not complaining though as we will be heading into September soon and I know this weather will change very quickly. I will miss the long days of summer a lot (sigh). See those huge, very ripe tomatoes? A friend gave some to me along with pickling cukes. I love this time of year, can't get enough of fresh garden produce! My farmer's market had fresh sweet corn and red peppers too. I made a quick potato salad (see previous post), but didn't add my usual mayo/mustard dressing. Instead I added it to the Cobb salad and used another dressing I have come to love on salads. It's a cumin lime dressing that is nice and smokey, great for any summer salad you make. I started making this salad dressing with Roasted Corn and Black Bean salad, but now add it to other things as well.
When I was young, my mother served us a cold plate for our dinner on these hot, dog days of summer. It always brings a smile to my face whenever I re-make those dinners of sliced, grilled chicken, potato salad and thickly sliced, beefsteak tomatoes.
Cumin Lime Salad Dressing:
1 Tablespoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of ground cumin
5 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 Tablespoons of cider vinegar
6 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
Whisk ingredients well and drizzle over salad of your choice.