Thursday, May 6, 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
Personalized Nutrition Counseling

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