Salads – they are perfect for summer picnics, barbecues, pool parties, or everyday light eating! We eat salad all year long and never get tired of these summer salads. Today we are sharing 3 of our favourite Summer Salad Recipes! These salads are quick and easy, require minimal or no cooking, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the produce that's in season now.
- Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad with Mango Dressing
Mangoes pair superbly with creamy avocados and grilled chicken for this sweet-savoury salad that won’t disappoint. This meal is ready in minutes and is perfect for a hot summer day or night! The perfect choice for a quick and easy dinner, this salad is wonderfully refreshing and a wholesome meal. Who says chicken salads must be boring? Dress up leafy greens, which are rich in folate and vitamin C, with antioxidant-rich mango and avocados, which are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Fresh and full of flavour, this salad brings together your favourite tastes of summer. Plus, the mango chutney adds a spicy-sweet kick to each mouthful. Serve with a crusty baguette for a low-calorie summer dinner.
- Roasted Veggies and Quinoa with Feta
Quinoa is a fine, protein-packed grain that helps to keep you satisfied until your next meal, making this veggie salad a great filler. If you have never cooked with quinoa, now is your chance! Don't let vegetables get you down, the can be just as good as your meats. Vegetables and healthy eating can be extremely delicious especially with this roasted veggies and quinoa salad with feta. This roast vegetable and quinoa salad is packed full of healthy goodness and is easy to make. It also serves as the perfect weeknight meal when you're craving something healthy yet satisfying. It is super comforting and can be served as is or paired with Kale salad.
- Egg Salad and Spinach with Greek Yogurt
This salad is for you if your taste buds need a little stimulation! It tastes so good that most of you who love salads would love to include this on your salad menu regularly. It is also filling and makes a meal by itself. Top a bunch of vibrant and crisp spinach with eggs and toss it with a Greek Yogurt dressing and you will end up with a healthy, flavourful, creamy, rich in proteins salad which is also customisable inn terms of ingredients and dressings. You can use veggies instead of spinach as well. This recipe has all the protein and nutrition of eggs combined with high protein, low-fat yogurt. Hard to believe something this creamy is good for you, right?
The great thing about salads is that they can be a healthy meal option that’s quick and easy to assemble. And they’re perfect for a no-cook meal in warm weather. Make sure that your salad has a variety of veggies. This will help to add extra flavour and fibre, making you feel fuller than just the greens alone. And don’t be afraid to experiment with fresh herbs! Summertime basil, fresh cilantro, and parsley are all delicious thrown into a salad and they can also be blended with vinegar of your choice to create a quick and zesty vinaigrette!
We hope you enjoy these salads as much as we do! Happy Summer Salad Eating!