Editor’s Note: Anne McAlpine’s daughter Allison Sladin is taking over this column while Anne recovers from a fall.
What is summer without potato salad? During the pandemic we have experimented more with our Insta Pot. The Insta Pot salad is an easy recipe that does not heat up the kitchen.As with tuna macaroni salad, my husband likes to add diced dill pickles instead of the fresh dill. I must admit that the crunch of the pickles is a nice addition to the salad.
Just like potato salad, what is a summer barbecue without a coleslaw salad? The cranberry pecan salad adds a new taste to a great classic salad with the sweetness of the cranberries and the crunchiness of the pecans. I use low fat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and no one can tell the difference.
The chickpea salad is nice to make this time of year as I can use fresh cucumber and tomato from our garden. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre and a legume that I have started enjoying over the last few years.