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Easy Summer BBQ Salads

May 21, 2019 76 Comments

Hello, friends! I don't know about you but we are in full Spring and Summer mode enjoying this sunshine weather!☀️ It's about time, Utah! Lol

I was thinking of some ideas for this blog with the warmer weather and summer right around the corner. The first thing that comes to mind are BBQ's, family reunions, camping, boating, etc. Man, that makes me excited just to say that!! 🤗 But along with all that fun, people gotta eat, right?! One of my favorite things are yummy salads that are different from all the typical green salads so I wanted to share my three favorites! These are delicious and easy salads that are PERFECT to take on all those family and friend outings because they are best when they're made ahead. Even better, they can be eaten right out of the fridge or at room temp!! Hallelujah!🙌

First up is my all time fave! I have been making this one for years! It's such an easy go-to, and I usually have all the ingredients on hand. It's Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad.

 

Here's what you'll need:

      10 oz. Bowtie Pasta (About 4 cups)

       2 Cups Cooked/Cooled, shredded chicken breasts (I use a rotisserie)

      12 oz. Red grapes, halved (About 2 cups)

      1 Cup Diced Celery

      3/4 Cup Sliced Almonds (Or any nut is delicious)

      1/2 Cup Sliced Green Onions (If you're not onion fans, I sprinkle some onion powder instead for the flavor)

      1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries 

      1/2-1 1/2 Cup Coleslaw Dressing (I always use Kraft brand, and start with about 1/2 cup and add as needed, the pasta will absorb it a lot so you may need more before serving) 

      1 1/2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds

      Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all together. Best if you let it sit in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors combine. You may need to add some more dressing before serving. Enjoy!

This next salad is a new one to me and I am SO glad I found it. It's a Quinoa Broccoli Salad and it is seriously so good and filling, and healthy! I made this and kept it in my fridge and ate it every day for lunch for four days. I also will add some shredded rotisserie chicken to it for some added protein so feel free to do that as well!

Here's the recipe:

1/2 Cup dried white or red quinoa, rinsed

2 Heads of broccoli (About 1 pound)

6 Pitted dates, finely chopped

3 Scallions, thinly sliced (Same as above, I'll sprinkle onion powder)

4 oz. Sharp cheddar cheese, cut into small cubes (I use white cheddar)

1/3 Cup Salted, roasted sliced almonds

1 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (give or take to your taste)

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

3 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice (I use more so just taste as you go)

Boil quinoa as you would pasta. (Water amount doesn't matter) Cook until tender, drain well in mesh strainer. 

Hold head of broccoli by the stalk in your non-dominant hand over a large bowl. Rotate the stalk as you cut, use your knife to shave off thin layers of the broccoli from the floret end, holding knife almost parallel to the buds and taking off just the tiny buds at first. Then use knife to shave off thin layers of the florets until you reach the thicker stems. I will trim the stalk until the dark green is gone then chop the stalk finely and use that as well. It has great flavor so don't be afraid to use it after it's trimmed a bit!

Add all the ingredients together and sprinkle a good amount of kosher salt. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt if needed. You'll want to let this sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. So, so good! 

Lastly, this one is a bit random for me but the flavors are so good and it's a show-stopper in my opinion! It is VEGAN and super healthy! It looks so pretty so if you have a mother-in-law or someone you really want to impress, this one is for you! 😂 It's called Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce.

Here's what you'll need:

6.2 oz. Buckwheat Soba noodles (Can sub with whole wheat noodles but it will not be vegan) 

1 1/2 Sliced carrots

1/2 Cilantro, chopped 

1 2/3 Cup sliced cucumber

2 Cloves minced garlic

1/2 Tbsp. Minced ginger

1 lime, juiced

2 Cups red cabbage

Sesame Seeds for garnish, I use black sesame seeds

 

Peanut sauce:

1/2 Cup natural peanut butter (should be runny)

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. Tamari (Soy sauce, liquid aminos)

2 Cloves garlic, minced

1/2 Tbsp. Ginger, grated (About 1/2 knob)

1/2 tsp. Brown sugar

2-4 Tbsp. Water (add as needed to thin out)

Start with the peanut sauce. Mix all ingredients well until it is a smooth sauce, no lumps. Begin with 2 tbsp. of water, and add until it's a good consistency. 

Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Add cabbage, carrot, cucumber, and cilantro to a large bowl. Pour the peanut sauce over the veggies and mix well. Then gently fold in the rinsed noodles until everything is well combined. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately, or store in fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

*I use my vegetable peeler and I slice the carrots and cucumber when I make this. I love how it looks uniform to the noodles and it makes it fun to eat but feel free to just chop or shred, whatever texture you're feelin' that day! 😉

I hope you guys give these a try! Even if it's not for an outing, all three of these are so good and just an easy lunch to keep in the fridge for the week. Because let's be honest, when school is out and we're all over doing fun things, that Chick-Fil-A drive-thru seems real nice at times. 😆 

We are so excited for summer and we are LOVING seeing all your pictures you're tagging us in rockin' your SIP goods, so keep sharing them!😘 

Have a wonderful week!

-Jessie, Blogger for SIP

 

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76 Responses

Nikki Hamilton
Nikki Hamilton

August 31, 2019

Looks yummy

Brittany Musgrave
Brittany Musgrave

July 19, 2019

Love the new ideas!

Kelsey Hilliard
Kelsey Hilliard

July 18, 2019

The bow tie chicken pasta looks soooo good!!! 🙂

Jessica Jaeger
Jessica Jaeger

July 13, 2019

Yummy looking dishes!!!

Katie Pardee
Katie Pardee

July 11, 2019

Love some Daddy & Me Outfits… for girls and dad! they would be super fun!

Becky Hunt
Becky Hunt

July 08, 2019

I’d love to see kid friendly recipes that they can help make. I’d also like to see kid friendly crafts or projects for the summer that Will keep them busy. I must comment and say I Love the ruffle dresses. The longer ones that have like 2-3 rows of ruffles towards the bottom. I love to se my granddaughters dance and spin in them. Thank you for the recipes and the discount.
Hannah Harding
Hannah Harding

May 29, 2019

I’d love to see toddler friendly crafts and activities, as well as maybe recipes for toddlers to help with. :)

Racheal Ritter
Racheal Ritter

May 25, 2019

More recipes and some summer craft projects

Makenzie Tarr
Makenzie Tarr

May 25, 2019

Love some new summer crock pot recipes !! Also family photo outfit ideas! Fun summer crafts/diys!

Patricia
Patricia

May 25, 2019

I would love to see bigger sizes for sister matching sets. I would love to blogs about father’s day gift ideas 😊

Melissa Owen
Melissa Owen

May 25, 2019

I’d love to see more coordinated brother and sister outfits.

Monica
Monica

May 25, 2019

I would love some boy outfits or maybe some fun jewelry because my daughter LOVES jewelry! I have never matched with my daughter (she just turned 4) and am so excited to do so! Love the mommy and me stuff!!

Mireya Santos
Mireya Santos

May 24, 2019

I would love more boy outfits so my baby boy can match with his sisters ❤️

Ashley Lussier
Ashley Lussier

May 24, 2019

I would love to see more craft ideas for the summer!

Cassid
Cassid

May 24, 2019

Would love to see daddy daughter outfits for law enforcement families!

Kirra Branch
Kirra Branch

May 24, 2019

I would love to see whole family coordinating outfits. Dresses for the girls and ties for the boys?

Stacey Springall
Stacey Springall

May 24, 2019

Love your clothes and customer service always! I would love to see some hairstyling ideas as well as some clothing styling for kids. I know my daughter would love that too!

Krystal Hayes
Krystal Hayes

May 24, 2019

It would be super sweet to see whole family matching clothes! Even maybe for pets!

Heather
Heather

May 24, 2019

I would love to see more whole family coordinating outfits including brothers and dads. For like Christmas, Halloween and 4 th of July.
Also thanks for those recipes!! Looks yummy!

Misty
Misty

May 24, 2019

Would love a daddy daughter coordinating set. He’s outdaughtered lol with 6 girls 0 boys. ;-)

Amanda Hollr
Amanda Hollr

May 24, 2019

I would love to see family outfit ideas!

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith

May 24, 2019

I would love to see coordinating outfit ideas!!! Maybe include dad and boys. And i am always looking for a great new recipe!!!

Cynthia Olaya
Cynthia Olaya

May 24, 2019

I would love to see more dresses with tulle and more hair accessories, more bow options.

Alicia creager
Alicia creager

May 24, 2019

I would love to see more activities/crafts for summer ! Also maybe even some fun summer snack lol ideas that the kids could even help make !

Ashley Jervey
Ashley Jervey

May 23, 2019

I would love to hear about some fun activities/craft ideas in your upcoming blogs! Mommy to a 4yr old boy and a soon to be 3yr old girl.. must keep them entertained 🤩

Brianna Hazlett
Brianna Hazlett

May 23, 2019

I love the food blogs! I love that there are healthy options, too, and would suggest adding calories per serving! For father’s day I’m thinking about doing grilled kabobs-so fun kabob or grill recipes? Also adding maybe daddy & me (gender neutral?) t-shirts could be fun :)

Ashley Bender
Ashley Bender

May 23, 2019

I’d love to see more mommy and me matching dresses. Also more family matching outfits.

Rosalinda Santana
Rosalinda Santana

May 22, 2019

I would like to see more recipes and more sales or just getting to know more about the company and it’s employees

Harlee young
Harlee young

May 22, 2019

I love to see more baby girl clothes and more mommy and me matching dresses❤️

Kaitlyn Kimball
Kaitlyn Kimball

May 22, 2019

I agree! Kid friendly recipes are always a plus! Also budget friendly! I know some of my favorite recipes usual consist of being cheap, easy prep, and something EVERYONE in the house will eat 😂 definitely might try this for a more adult friendly event though!

Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn

May 22, 2019

I agree! Kid friendly recipes are always a plus! Also budget friendly! I know some of my favorite recipes usual consist of being cheap, easy prep, and something EVERYONE in the house will eat 😂 definitely might try this for a more adult friendly event though!

Summer Ladner
Summer Ladner

May 22, 2019

Trying the pasta salad recipe tomorrow that looks delicious!! I would love to see more kid friendly recipes and crafts! Maybe ways for us mom’s to relax on a budget!

Jennifer Lokey
Jennifer Lokey

May 22, 2019

I would love some mom and me maxi’s. And more floral prints!

Angie Hofheins
Angie Hofheins

May 22, 2019

I love easy and fast delicious recipes for summer! Also, fun activities to take the family/kiddos to. I will have to try these salads!

PRISILIA TIRTABUDI
PRISILIA TIRTABUDI

May 22, 2019

I get mommy and me outfits all the time and I’m starting to feel bad about daddy being left out lol. How about some daddy/daughter sets and also a whole family sets like the Christmas pajamas you had?

Jessica Hardin
Jessica Hardin

May 22, 2019

I loved the first salad. It is different and looks yummy! I would love to see post like this and other fun family stuff.

Whitney
Whitney

May 22, 2019

Would love to see whole family outfits – daddy included!

Bianca Coyette
Bianca Coyette

May 22, 2019

Would love to see some full family matching outfits (mommy daddy brother sister)or just (father and daughter) ! And loved to see some Father’s Day crafts and activities that we can try :) ❤️

Meaghan Firth
Meaghan Firth

May 22, 2019

Oh, and another thing..sorry, I’ve been pondering this..lol! I think it would be super cool to have a Featured customer/or child of the month on your blog… I know there’s tons of us over on VIP that are always shopping and posting pictures. I think this would be so neat… Kind of like an “employee of the month” … But “Our Special sparkle” of the month

Caitlyn Hillman
Caitlyn Hillman

May 22, 2019

Things I would like to see more of on the blog would be more kids related activities. Things we can make with them for a holiday and holiday related items to bake with them! In our house we love crafts and we love food :)

Miranda Speegle
Miranda Speegle

May 22, 2019

My 1st time reading the blog bc I just found SIP last night. I am so impressed with the variety of clothes offered. I placed my 1st order last night. Honestly I wanted to buy 1 of everything lol. Shared the post, would love to win!!!

Jessica Ching
Jessica Ching

May 21, 2019

This blog post was perfect! I’ll be making the broccoli salad one. I would love more healthy, easy recipes. Maybe some Fathers Day ideas would be fun!

Sherry Morris
Sherry Morris

May 21, 2019

I love recipes so keep them coming! My granddaughter loves sparkles so more sparkles the better on your clothing line!

Courtney Mayhew
Courtney Mayhew

May 21, 2019

I would like to see some fun kids craft ideas for Father’s Day

Rebecca Little
Rebecca Little

May 21, 2019

I’d love to see some Daddy & me Golf shirts!

Melinda Gunter
Melinda Gunter

May 21, 2019

I’d love to see some daddy’s girl shirts! As for the blog, I’d love to see summer activity ideas such as camping.

Gen Southard
Gen Southard

May 21, 2019

Those salads look amazing! I’d love to season related crafts and outdoor activities to do as a family.
Kasie Compian
Kasie Compian

May 21, 2019

My goodness I’m living for these salad recipes!!!!!!! I’d really like to see some corresponding daddy daughter outfits. (Little helper, half pint, mini gamer, mer-dad & mer-daughter) As far as in the blog some daddy daughter camping ideas, or maybe dads fav bbq recolipes to do with the kiddos.

Jennifer Cook
Jennifer Cook

May 21, 2019

I would love to see more blog. I like the hairstyle for girls and mom’s. I would also like to see some sizing tips. I have seen some people struggling

Christine Durfey
Christine Durfey

May 21, 2019

I’d like to see family crafts. Also daddy and me shirts, (ie: captain and first mate or pint and half pint).

Heather Costa
Heather Costa

May 21, 2019

My hubby races so I know he would love to see our girls in car themed outfits!

Evelinda Saldana
Evelinda Saldana

May 21, 2019

I would also love a daddy and me outfit! Maybe a shirt or tie that matches an outfit or dress!

Evelinda Saldana
Evelinda Saldana

May 21, 2019

I would love to see some ideas of things to grill with dad!!! Or backyard games to play with the whole family

Leslie Beaver
Leslie Beaver

May 21, 2019

I would love to see crafts/activity to do with Dad.

Bethany Timmens
Bethany Timmens

May 21, 2019

“Daddy’s girl” matching shirts or something similar! My girls are huge daddy’s girls!

Jennifer sinibaldi
Jennifer sinibaldi

May 21, 2019

When placing an order from now until Fathers day, give the option to leave a comment about “What my child loves about their dad” or “My favorite thing to do with dad”and feature select comments in your Fathers day Blog!!! Maybe include the child’s first name and age! These would be adorable to read.

JENNIFER SINIBALDI
JENNIFER SINIBALDI

May 21, 2019

Outdoor activities to do with Dad or the whole family!

JENNIFER SINIBALDI
JENNIFER SINIBALDI

May 21, 2019

Breakfast in bed recipe for Fathers Day

Meaghan firth
Meaghan firth

May 21, 2019

I think it would be awesome to do a new daddy and me line and then feature an article with the little ones and their daddy with matching outfits and little captions on how much their daddy inspires them.. some crafty ideas for the kids to make for fathers day from cards to trinkets, snacks to make or even ideas to do with daddy to make him feel special and appreciated.

JENNIFER SINIBALDI
JENNIFER SINIBALDI

May 21, 2019

Do it yourself Gifts from kids for Fathers day

JENNIFER SINIBALDI
JENNIFER SINIBALDI

May 21, 2019

Building a bird house with Dad

Angel L Chavonelle
Angel L Chavonelle

May 21, 2019

Matching/coordinating family clothes :) and father’s day crafts.

JENNIFER SINIBALDI
JENNIFER SINIBALDI

May 21, 2019

Fun things to do with Dad on Fathers day

Miriam Branham
Miriam Branham

May 21, 2019

I would love to see some fun kid crafts for Dad and a great potato side ( Most dad’s I know love potatoes)

Miriam Branham
Miriam Branham

May 21, 2019

I would love to see some fun kid crafts for Dad and a great potato side ( Most dad’s I know love potatoes)

Vicky
Vicky

May 21, 2019

I’d love to see some more family matchy outfits, less ruffles, more summer! Also some great recipes for Daddy and kids to make mommy 😉

Ashlea Sandoval
Ashlea Sandoval

May 21, 2019

Would love to see a Daddy and me set

Katreena humphrey
Katreena humphrey

May 21, 2019

Would love something off wall extra cute daddy and daddy girl love craft ideas

Elesha Simmons
Elesha Simmons

May 21, 2019

Would love to see some camouflage hoodies for the whole family.

Elesha Simmons
Elesha Simmons

May 21, 2019

Would love to see some hairstyle ideas on the blog.

Ajia Cuevas
Ajia Cuevas

May 21, 2019

I would also love to see some craft ideas for kids to make for their dads for father’s day

Amber
Amber

May 21, 2019

Love all these ideas!! Keep them coming + some cool crafts for the dads 😎💚

Ajia Cuevas
Ajia Cuevas

May 21, 2019

I would love to see some daddy and me outfits!

Brittany Culberson
Brittany Culberson

May 21, 2019

Ready to see some daddy and me outfits. Maybe some father’s day craft ideas.

Heather Ekstrum
Heather Ekstrum

May 21, 2019

I would love to see more activities and crafts :)

Alicia creager
Alicia creager

May 21, 2019

I would love to see some fun crafts to make daddy

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