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Impromptu gatherings on decks and around firepits.
Whether we’re entertaining at our house, bringing a dish to a summer potluck or simply making an easy and delicious dinner to enjoy at home, I’m obsessed with these two summer recipes.
Made with locally grown produce straight from Meijer, they’re both crisp, refreshing and seem to celebrate all of the best parts of summer. (Like not having to turn on the oven!)
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Growing up in Michigan, Meijer always felt like home. As a kid, it was where we did our grocery shopping, got our haircuts and bought new school clothes. (It’s possible I even went on a few dates to Meijer.)
This simple summer salad combines locally grown tomatoes that are full of flavor, crisp and refreshing cucumbers and crunchy lettuce to make a delicious and simple salad that can be enjoyed no matter where you’re dining (no fork required)!
2 medium tomatoes, sliced into chunks
2 medium cucumbers, sliced into chunks
4 – 5 leaves of lettuce, broken or sliced into pieces
Skewer your produce in the pattern of your choice. Cucumber, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, etc until your kabob skewer is full (be sure to leave room for a handle at the bottom)
Once all kabob skewers are full, lay on a plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Keywords: Salad, simple, summer, kabobs
Cotton Candy Grape Slaw Over Jumbo Croutons
I have so many deep feelings for this dish, that things might start to get a little uncomfortable. First of all, if you’ve never tried Cotton Candy Grapes, get yourself over to Meijerimmediately and buy them all.
My kids are eating them like candy.
My husband is too.
And it’s possible that I hid a stash for myself in the basement fridge because everyone keeps eating them up.
And they’re just GRAPES! How crazy is that?
Not as crazy as mixing those grapes with red onion and feta to make the most delicious slaw you’ve ever tasted ever.
How to Make Cotton Candy Grape Slaw Over Jumbo Croutons
They are SUPER easy and only take 20 minutes from start to finish. I usually make a batch every week or so to have on hand because everyone loves jumbo croutons!
Once you have your croutons ready to go (or while they’re baking), finely chop a medium red onion. Chop each Cotton Candy Grape into 4 pieces and mix with the red onion. (You want an even mix of grapes and red onion).
From here, you have a couple options.
If you are like me and can’t eat dairy, you can top your crouton with a spoonful of the slaw, add a drizzle of honey and enjoy!
It’s seriously so good.
Or, if you’re able to eat dairy, go ahead and mix 1/4 cup of Feta Cheese into your slaw mixture and add a spoonful of relish to each crouton. (No honey needed if you’re adding in the Feta).
This is the perfect appetizer, summer potluck dish or just DINNER. The cotton candy grapes mix with the red onion to create a party in your mouth. Yes. A party. In your mouth. It’s a thing. You can choose to add Feta Cheese for an extra kick or just top with some honey and enjoy!
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
Cotton Candy Grapes, cut into four pieces until you have an equal amount of chopped red onion and chopped Cotton Candy Grapes
1/4 cup Feta Cheese OR a drizzle of honey
Mix chopped red onion and chopped Cotton Candy Grapes.
If opting for dairy-free version, spoon onto jumbo croutons and top with a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!
OR, add 1/4 cup Feta Cheese to your slaw mixture. Spoon onto jumbo croutons and enjoy!
Do not add honey if you add Feta Cheese. We found it to be too much flavor with both.
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