One of the best parts about summer is the abundance of fresh produce available. Whether you’re stopping by the farmer's market or getting your green thumb going in the backyard, we’ve got some stellar salad ideas sure to help you cool down in the heat of the summer.
Even the picture is mouthwatering! Besides featuring a lineup of nutritional powerhouses, this salad is surprisingly satisfying. The heartiness of the kale and walnuts pair perfectly with the lightness of the strawberries and honey, making for a salad that’s packed with protein, vitamins, fiber and flavor.
The more colors in a salad, the better. Diced bell peppers give this dish a wider flavor and color palate, while cherry tomatoes provide a sweet spin on the traditional Caprese salad.
It’s time to full advantage of sweet corn season. This salad uses fresh ears of corn lightly charred over the grill for a base that’s smoky and sweet. Poblano peppers add a spicy southwest kick, while the red onion and feta round out the flavor for a salad that’s crunchy, spicy and downright delicious.
Chicken—it’s hard to go wrong here. Keeping it classic, this dish is paired up with some beans, green onions, broccoli, tomatoes and (of course) some cheese. Whether you’re a salad enthusiast or simply trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, there’s something here for everyone to love.
Fresh mint really sets this salad apart and makes it satisfying without being too heavy. Tip: pile it into a pita for a picnic-perfect sandwich, or settle up in the backyard with a nice tall glass of iced tea, and enjoy.