Hot summer days call for lighter meals that won’t weigh you down. Salads are a great option this time of year because of their wonderful ability to be both flavorful and lightweight. They’re also super versatile; there’s a salad for you no matter your tastes. Below, we’re sharing mouth-watering summer salad recipes you’ll want to make again and again (and again).
First on our list is this arugula Caprese salad. Featuring cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, it’s a light and easy option for a summer weeknight. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a tasty, savory salad that makes for a great side dish or main summer meal.
Fattoush salads are Mediterranean “bread” salads, which typically feature things likes mixed greens, cucumbers, radishes and fried pita. Along with yummy grilled veggies, this one features olives, green onions, chopped mint and juicy lemon, plus other summertime-inspired ingredients.
Described as “summer in a bowl,” this salad is simple, sweet, and salty. If you haven’t experienced the joy of feta cheese coupled with sweet watermelon, you’re in for an extra exciting treat. This is pretty much the perfect summer salad.
Salmon is a powerhouse food. It’s chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your body — but you can’t make it on your own, so it’s important to include it in your diet. Eating fish has also been linked to lower levels of depression, among many other benefits. Avocados also offer the “good” kind of fat. The best part: This nutrient-packed salad can be ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes.
Finally, our strawberry spinach salad recipe is a must this time of year. With only a handful of ingredients, its simplicity is what makes it so good. Eating tip: Try to get a forkful of spinach, strawberry, feta and red onion in every bite.
Want more summer recipes? Check out some of our favorites below:
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