5 Scrumptious Summer Salads
It’s summer. It’s hot. No one wants to stand by a stove for hours and cook dinner. Why not try one of many summer salads out there? Summer is a great time to take advantage of fruits and vegetables that are in season and work them into a light and refreshing meal. It’s also a great time to kick off a healthy eating lifestyle that you can continue year round. Here’s a look at five scrumptious salads for the summer:
5 Scrumptious Summer Salads #1 Melon Salad with Granola
If you’re like me, melons that are in season are one of your favorite things to eat. They’re refreshing, healthy and lite. When it comes to summer salads, they’re a great addition. I recently found a melon salad with granola. Although it requires a little bit of baking, it’s pretty easy to do. Besides the tasty melons, the granola is a great source of fiber. You really can’t go wrong here.
5 Scrumptious Summer Salads #2 Asian Green Bean Salad
If you’re looking for a nice, cold refreshing salad, you’ll want to try this Asian green bean salad. You can cook the linguine and the beans ahead of time. Then you can mix in ingredients like cilantro and onions. Once you have the salad all set, the dressing is also easy to do. Stick it in the fridge to chill. Take it out when you’re ready to eat.
5 Scrumptious Summer Salads #3 Grilled Bread & Marinated Tomato Salad
When you’re talking about summer salads, you need to include tomatoes. Whether you grow them in your garden or buy them in the grocery store, tomato salads are a great side dish to any meal during the summer. The grilled bread & marinated tomato salad is a little twist on your everyday tomato salad. Although this one takes a little lead time, it’s worth it. The bread gives an added crunch so you even forget you’re eating a salad.
5 Scrumptious Summer Salads #2 Spinach & Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Dill Dressing
Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, the spinach and smoked salmon salad with lemon dill dressing is quick and easy when it comes to summer salads. You basically just throw all of the ingredients together; whisk it a bit and you’ve got yourself a meal. It really doesn’t get much easier!
5 Scrumptious Summer Salads #1 Smoky Chopped Salad with Avocado
I’m probably a little partial to this one because I love avocados. Not only are they good for you, but avocados taste great. The smoky chopped salad with avocado does take a little time because you need to grill the lettuce and avocado to get that smoky taste. But, at least you don’t have to turn the oven on here.
Summer salads not only make a great meal, they are also great to bring along when you’re going to a picnic. You can be the star of the party with any of these dishes or one of your own favorites.