Summer Salad recipe

When it’s hot outside, all you want is something nice and cool and refreshing! And while I am thinking about a tall gold glass of chardonnay, I would like to share my new favorite fresh recipe, this summer salad with a New England twist!

Summer Salad recipe

Our Summer salad recipe is chock full of shrimp and potatoes, avocados and mangoes, and reminds us how much we love those cool summer ocean breezes…. can’t you just picture it now? Now, can you picture it without any screaming children?

summer salad ingredients

New England Summer Salad

YIELD: Makes 4 servings
TIME: 45 minutes

* 1 1/2 pound cooked shrimp
* 1 lb small red potatoes
* 4 ears corn
* 2 avocados, peeled and chopped into cubes
* 1 mango, peeled and chopped into cubes
* 1 cup mesclun
* 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
* 1/3 cup sliced scallion

For vinaigrette
* 2 1/2 T lemon juice
* 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
* 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Shuck and clean corn. Place on hot grill sprayed lightly with olive oil, turning occasionally until slightly charred and cooked through, approximately 10 minutes. When finished, let cool. At the same time, simmer potatoes in a boiling pot of water until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a colander and let cool. Cut potatoes into 3/4 inch pieces and cut corn from the cobs.

For the vinaigrette, whisk together lemon juice, basil, mustard, and salt then add olive oil in a thin stream, whisking.

Toss the shrimp, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, mesclun, avocado, mango, scallion and vinaigrette in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Lobster may be used in place of shrimp. Either cook 4 1/2 pound live lobsters or purchase 1 1/2 pound cooked fresh lobster meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces.

Absolutely delicious. But we are not done yet… SO inspired by this summer salad dish, we styled it with one of our all time favorite printable party kits – “Ocean Life”! There are coasters, tags, dessert decorations and even paper food trays (if you are low on plates).

Summer Salad recipe

Summer Salad recipe

Summer Salad recipe

Summer Salad recipe

In our Ocean Life printable party kit, we have all kinds of decorations perfect for your next beach bash!

paper and cake creative partyware

Invitation (fits A7 envelope) +
Thank You cards (fit 4Bar envelope)
Place mats +
Napkin Rings or Water Bottle Labels
Wine Glass Tags
Place Cards or Favor bag toppers+
Menu +
Party Food Labels +
Cupcake Picks
Cupcake Wrappers
Gift Tags +
Gift card pillow box
Food Tray
3” round Coasters
Full Sheets Patterned Paper

See those little “+” symbols next to some of the items?  They have an editable text field for you to type in whatever you wish to personalize it to your event.

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