Summer is the perfect time for a fresh salad, and plenty of tasty fruits and veggies are in season. We’ve rounded up a few summer salad recipes from the web to bring a crunch to your summer meals!

Mamma Mia Greek Salad – See Mom Click

(Easy Greek Salad Recipe (seemomclick.com)

Not all salads include lettuce, and this one is delicious all on its own! Packed full of veggies, this salad is sure to leave you feeling full and energized for the day’s activities. Go Greek with plenty of bell pepper, grape tomatoes, cucumber, Kalamata olives, avocado, capers, and feta cheese. The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to put together!

How to make it:

  • Cut up bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado and combine with olives, feta, and capers.
  • Top with oregano and a red wine vinegar/olive oil combination for dressing and enjoy!

Check out the full recipe from the See Mom Click link above.

 

Avocado and Orange Salad – I Heart Vegetables 

(Avocado and Orange Salad - I Heart Vegetables)

Check out this tangy summer salad! Topped with almonds, which provide a healthy dose of magnesium, fiber, and vitamin E, this salad is easy to make and enjoy. The oranges provide a refreshing burst of flavor on a hot summer day, and combined with avocado, mixed greens, and an olive oil topping, we’re sure this salad will leave you satisfied.

How to make it:

  • Combine mixed greens, avocado, orange slices, and almonds.
  • Top with olive oil as a dressing (the juice from the oranges provides a great natural dressing pair).

For helpful tips on cutting your orange and avocado as well as other delicious recipes, visit I Heart Vegetable’s website link above.

 

Strawberry Spinach Salad – A Couple Cooks

(https://www.acouplecooks.com/strawberry-spinach-salad/)

This tasty spinach salad is the perfect way to get in a healthy dose of vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium. With added nutrients from strawberries, including boosts in antioxidants, this summer salad is tasty and simple to prepare.

How to make it:

  • Use spinach and whatever mix of greens you prefer for the base of your salad. This recipe calls for 5 cups spinach and 3 cups other mixed greens.
  • Add in strawberries, red onion, pecans, and cheese crumbles of your choice (such as feta or goat cheese) to your liking.
  • Vinaigrette salad dressings have the best nutritional value due to their low-calorie benefit. Try a homemade strawberry vinaigrette to complement the berries!

See the full recipe link above.

 

Perfect Cobb Salad – Delish

(https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a58703/best-cobb-salad-recipe/)

This delicious twist on the Cobb salad includes a homemade dressing combining red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and olive oil. Including all the fan favorites of a typical Cobb, such as hard-boiled egg, bacon crumbles, chicken, avocado, tomatoes, and cheese, this salad is packed full of protein and will help you feel full longer. And for a bonus, all salad ingredients are in season during the summer!

How to make it:

  • Use lettuce or your favorite mix of greens for the base of this salad.
  • Top salad with cubed chicken, egg, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and cheese of your choice. The recipe calls for blue cheese.
  • Combine olive oil, Dijon mustard, and vinegar for the dressing.

See the full recipe and more from Delish above.

 

Summer Corn Salad – Taste of Home

(https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/summer-corn-salad/)

Corn is a great addition to any salad, and with corn being fresh this time of year, this salad is the perfect dish for any day! Corn is high in fiber, which can aid digestion, and is also packed with vitamin B, zinc, and magnesium.

How to make it:

  • Cook corn in a skillet with olive oil until tender and let cool. This will be the base of your salad.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and basil to the corn.
  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper for dressing. Toss to coat.

See the full recipe link and more from the Taste of Home link above.


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