It’s almost summer time and with warmer weather comes picnics and cookouts. Just because you are going to a cookout doesn’t mean you have to blow your diet. Check out these delicious summer salads that are Weight Watchers friendly.
WW Points+ 1
4 Cups shredded green cabbage
1 1/2 cups jicama, peeled and shredded
1 cup radishes, sliced
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
Toss the cabbage, jicama, and radishes in a small bowl.
Add the lime juice, vinegar, sesame oil, cumin and salt. Toss well to serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
Black and White Summer Bean Salad
WW Points+ 4
1 cup(s) canned white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup(s) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large fresh tomato(es), diced
1 small uncooked onion(s), diced
1 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, diced
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, Italian, minced
1/8 tsp table salt, or more to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or more to taste
In a large bowl, combine beans, tomato, onion and celery. Gently stir in vinegar and sprinkle with parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
Japanese Cucumber Salad
WW Points+ 1
4 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 a small white onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Place cucumbers, dill and onions in a medium sized bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and sugar until sugar is fully dissolved.
Pour vinegar over cucumbers and onions, toss well. Top with toasted sesame seeds.
Corn Salad with Red Pepper and Dill
WW Points+ 3
1 16oz bag corn kernels, thawed
1 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 a large red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup crunchy dill pickles, finely chopped
1/4 cup dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients.
(How easy was that?)