When the days are sweltering, the idea of heating up your kitchen to make dinner is about as appealing as taking a sauna. So what's the ingenious homemaker to do?
Toss together a main dish salad.
Like this one: lettuce, orange segments, precooked shrimp.
And this tangy cilantro-flavored dressing with a lime bite, whipped together in the blender with dollops of yogurt and mayonnaise.
LIME-CILANTRO SALAD DRESSING
1 large lime (you'll use both the peel, grated, and the juice)
1 c. loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. plain yogurt
In blender, place grated lime peel, lime juice, cilantro leaves that you've washed, mayonnaise, sugar, and salt. Blend at medium speed until well blended, about 30 seconds. Add the yogurt and blend until smooth. Serve over salad of lettuce, orange segments, and cooked shrimp.
What are your dinner favorites for when it's too hot to cook?
Labels: main dishes