4 Weekend Summer Salad Recipes

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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.

Recipe

 

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.

Recipe


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.

Recipe


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.

Recipe

 

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