Celebrate National Salad Month with READ® Salad Days

Kick off summer with this delicious twist on a classic, BLT Potato Salad

“We think salads always deserve a place at the table, whether it’s a light lunch, hearty dinner salad or tasty side dish,” said, READ marketing administrator Julia Storie. “These beloved READ salads have been a go-to for home cooks for decades and we love sharing inspiration with fresh new recipes

As the weather warms and spring takes hold, salads take a starring role on lunch and dinner tables across the country. To mark National Salad Month, READ Salads, one of America’s most loved brands of tasty, ready-to-eat salads, is partnering with some of America’s favorite food bloggers for the first READ Salad Days celebration, from May 3-7.

Home cooks will find inspiration to make salads a star dish from blogs including:

365 Days of Baking, Easy Family Recipes, Eazy Peazy Mealz, Lemon Tree Dwelling and Tried & Tasty. Each blogger will take over READ Salads’ Instagram and Facebook feeds (@READSalads) for a day, and READ Salads followers and fans can enter to win one of five prize packages including a case of READ Salads for themselves and a case to give to a friend, plus a $50 Amazon card. Sweepstakes runs from May 3-13. Go to http://www.readsalads.com/salad-days for entry rules.

Each blogger has created an original recipe using READ 3 Bean Salad, 4 Bean Salad or German Potato Salad, as well as a clever video showing how the dish comes together quickly and easily. All recipes will be posted on the READ Salads website, and on the READ Salads YouTube Channel.

“We think salads always deserve a place at the table, whether it’s a light lunch, hearty dinner salad or tasty side dish,” said, READ marketing administrator Julia Storie. “These beloved READ salads have been a go-to for home cooks for decades and we love sharing inspiration with fresh new recipes and new flavors. Spring is the best time to try a new salad recipe!”

READ® Salads has been making delicious ready-to-eat salads that taste like homemade since 1935. 3 Bean Salad, 4 Bean Salad, and German Potato Salad can be found in the canned vegetable aisle of the supermarket, along with 4-packs of 3 Bean Salad single serving cups. They provide important nutrients including dietary fiber, folate, potassium, iron, plant-based protein and more. All are shelf-stable and gluten free. Each is delicious on its own and offers great versatility in hundreds of recipes from delicious breakfast casseroles to hearty soups, stews and craveable snacks. For more information, visit ReadSalads.com.

BLT POTATO SALAD

Courtesy of: Eazy Peazy Mealz

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

1 can (15 ounces) READ German Potato Salad

3 Roma tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup finely diced red onion

2 cups baby arugula

6 slices crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled

1. Place potato salad in large bowl. Gently stir in diced tomatoes and onion.

2. Add arugula; stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.

Note: To serve cold, prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add arugula; stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with bacon.

Makes 4 servings.

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