9 Delicious Summer Salads

Friday, June 10, 2016

With summer here, I don't usually want to make something in the oven, so we end up eating a lot of hearty salads.  A lot of salads are very 'meh' in my book.  If I am going to eat a huge serving of greens and veggies it had better be a good one.

These are the salads I come back to again and again.  A few are my own, the rest are recipes that I wish I had come up with.  I hope you like them, too!

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Thai Noodle Salad (Vegetarian) - This is a nice main dish salad, because it has noodles in it.  The dressing is to die for, and it has a ton of vegetables in it.  I bet you could add a nice grilled meat to it, if you don't want a vegetarian option.

Quinoa, Bacon and Feta Salad - Every time I make this, I wonder why I don't make this weekly.  It is a fresh, incredibly delicious salad.

Carrot and Chickpea Salad (Vegetarian) - I think I ate eight bowls of this for dinner one night when I was pregnant.  It is delicious.  Also, I always use roasted peanuts instead of walnuts, and almost always leave out the cilantro.

BBQ Chicken Salad - YUM!  Great for making when guests are coming!

Arugula and Toasted Almond Salad (Vegetarian) - Light and fresh.  A great side dish.

Bacon and Pear Salad with Pink Dressing - Adam and I rave about this one.  The dressing is to die for!  Just half the recipe, or you will be eating it for weeks.

Apple, Cheese and Crouton Salad (Vegetarian) - I made this one many times in France last year.  It is worth remembering!

Carrot, White Bean and Dill Salad (Vegetarian, Vegan) - This one is a weird combo, but trust me, it is fabulous!

Beet, Kale and Carrot Salad with Cashew Dressing (Vegetarian, Vegan) - Another salad where I can eat the dressing plain.  YUM!


Now it's your turn?  Do you have any salad recipes that have changed your world? 






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7 comments

  1. This is just great--thanks!!

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    1. I don't think the pear bacon salad link is correct...

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    2. I don't think the pear bacon salad link is correct...

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    3. You were so right! I fixed it! Thanks for letting me know!

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  2. Can you check the link for the Apple, Cheese and Crouton Salad, too?

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  3. I've been on a not-entirely-traditional salad nicoise kick recently: mixed greens (usually chopped romaine and baby spinach), tomatoes, cucumber, red or yellow bell pepper, whatever olives I have around, blanched green beans, wedges of boiled red potatoes, oil-packed canned tuna, wedges of hard boiled eggs, vinaigrette (my staple is olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, black pepper). Or a vegan version, with chick peas and kidney beans and walnuts instead of tuna and eggs.

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  4. I've been on a not-entirely-traditional salad nicoise kick recently: mixed greens (usually chopped romaine and baby spinach), tomatoes, cucumber, red or yellow bell pepper, whatever olives I have around, blanched green beans, wedges of boiled red potatoes, oil-packed canned tuna, wedges of hard boiled eggs, vinaigrette (my staple is olive oil, balsamic, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, black pepper). Or a vegan version, with chick peas and kidney beans and walnuts instead of tuna and eggs.

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