Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Guest Post: Skylar's Summer Salad

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It is my pleasure to introduce Skylar to you all, she is a dietitian and foodie and planning on starting a blog so she is using you all to test the water!

Greetings Chow & Chatter Readers,

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Skylar Griggs and I am a Registered Dietitian and self-proclaimed “foodie.” I wanted to share with you one of my favorite personal recipes. I hope you enjoy!


Skylar Griggs MS, RD

With summer quickly approaching, the perfect BBQ side dish is a must! This refreshingly cool summer salad will be a seasonal staple. The salad is quick, easy and can act as a side, or even a dip paired with tortilla chips (whole wheat of course)!

Sky’s Summer Salad


  • 16 oz of canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8 oz canned corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Prepare all ingredients
  2. Combine together in serving bowl
  3. Garnish with lemons

Prep/cook time: ~20 minutes

Serves: 8-12

Skylar Griggs Nutrition
New York, NY
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  1. My best wishes to Skylar on starting a blog of her own. If all her recipes are as colorful and healthy as this Summer Salad then she certainly will have a loyal following of her own!

  2. Skylar's salad looks very healthy and nutritious, great for summer!

  3. This looks like a very refreshing salad!

  4. Healthy and colourful, nice guest post rebecca..

  5. Looks healthy and delicious. I like it.

  6. Welcome to the blogosphere Skylar! Awesome salad and guest post.

  7. Best wishes to Skylar on starting up her own blog. I definitely recommend it:D
    The salad sounds spectacular!

  8. such a colourful dish! i hope Skylar has a very successful blog. I have a feeling she will!:))

  9. I love the flavors and colors and will definitely do this. Welcome to the world of blogs - I see a grand future for you here.

  10. your summer salad looks amazing! I love all the colors!

  11. This definitely looks healthy and refreshing.

  12. Thank you all for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate it. I will be sure to keep you posted once I launch my first blog! :)

  13. I make a similar salad and it's always a big hit at parties. So fresh and delicious.

  14. I never really see black beans used except in burritos- what a nice little salad/salsa...

  15. Thanks for the comments everyone its cool that another creative blogger will be joining our ranks

    love Rebecca

  16. Looks like a salad I make often in the summer. It makes a great dip, too!

  17. The salad looks great. Good luck with your blog.



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