5 Refreshing Summer Salads

Summer is a great time to detox from your cooped-up wintertime habits and start fresh. And during hot days, a light and cool meal is a welcome treat. With all this in mind, we’re pronouncing this the Summer of the Salad! Here are some of our favorite, most refreshing salad ideas:

Greek Salad
Vine-ripened tomatoes take the place of leafy greens in this recipe. With briny olives, fresh oregano, and plenty of feta, each bite is heaven!

Try this recipe from The Mediterranean Kitchen!

Quinoa Salad
For a protein-packed veggie bonanza, try out a quinoa salad topped with radish, asparagus, and hard-boiled egg halves. It’s power food like this that’ll keep you going strong all summer long!

Try this recipe from BBC Good Food!

Caesar Salad
This one’s an oldie but a goodie. Keep plenty of farm-fresh lettuce in your fridge so you can whip up a quick Caesar anytime. Just add chicken, tomatoes, and a simple lemon juice dressing! Parmesan shavings take it to a whole ‘nother level of deliciousness.

Try this recipe from Cookie & Kate!

Arugula Goat Cheese Salad
Arugula is an excellent base for any salad – with a crunchy, slightly peppery flavor. Pair with fresh fruit, goat cheese, chopped nuts, and your favorite dressing and you’ve got, well, your favorite salad!

Try this recipe from The Modern Proper!

Caprese Salad
Here’s another one for tomato lovers – alternate tomato slices with fresh mozzarella, then drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. The shredded basil leaves make this recipe taste even fresher.

Try this recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen!

Italian Pasta Salad
Did you know that when pasta is cold, you’re legally allowed to call it a salad? We’ll be taking advantage of that fact for the rest of the summer, thank you very much. Mix cooked noodles with pesto, mozzarella, and sundried tomatoes for a nourishing meal after beachin’ all day.

Try this recipe from Lil’ Luna!

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