10 Fun and Fresh Summer Salads
Summer is a time for salads.
So many wonderful fruits and veggies are in season, like apricots, strawberries, avocados, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers… You name it, it’s probably in season during summertime. And, we often don’t feel like heating up our houses with a bunch of baking, roasting and sautéing during the summer months, so throwing together a quick, crisp salad is often a great solution for a no-heat-required meal.
I blogged about a few of my favorite summer salads for Parade Magazine, like my Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad (pictured above), my Remixed Caprese Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and my Easy Macaroni Salad with Herb Garden Vinaigrette, and it got me poking around on other food blogs looking for other creative salad ideas for the season.
Here are some of my favorites:
Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing (two peas & their pod)
Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens (Skinny Taste)
Gazpacho Salad (Smitten Kitchen)
Watermelon Feta Salad (two peas & their pod)
Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad (Pinch of Yum)
Roasted Corn & Tomato Summer Salad with Lemon-Basil Yogurt Dressing (making thyme for health)
Grilled Eggplant & Zucchini Salad Recipe with Feta, Chickpeas & Mint (Cookin’ Canuck)
What are some of your favorite summer salads? I’m looking to eat my way through all of the ideas above, but would love to add even more creations to my must-make list!
Photo: Patrick Onofre Photography