Do you know what we love about salads? They are light, easy to make, and a perfect way to get your daily dose of produce, beans, nuts, and oils. And when it’s hot outside, salads are a perfect meal to enjoy on the porch or in the park with friends.
Salads are rich in nutrients. To maximize the health benefits of your salads, shop organic and local when possible. Sprinkle with chia seeds, shaved Brazilian nuts, or pepitas for a crunch. Make your dressing from scratch instead of buying it from the store. And, if possible, toss in some homegrown veggies or herbs!
Here are some of our favorite summer salads to try this weekend:
Mexican Quinoa Salad With Orange Lime Dressing
By The Minimalist Baker
A little citrus, a little tart, and a little spice, this Mexican salad is full of super foods—like quinoa, beans, and avocado—and delicious on a warm summer night.
Avocado Strawberry Caprese Salad
By Oh She Glows
Transport yourself to Italy with this Avocado Strawberry Caprese Salad. Refreshing, light, and sweet, this healthy salad is perfect for a summer lunch or laid-back dinner party.
Arugula & Watermelon Salad
By Cookie & Kate
Do you know what we think of when we hear watermelon? Summer. Combine the refreshing, juicy melon with some sharp, cancer-fighting arugula and voilà: the perfect summer salad.
Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad
By Pinch of Yum
Who doesn’t love quinoa? The perfect ingredient to hearty-up your salads, we love that this recipe is full of tomatoes, greens, and our favorite grain.