Tasty salads that keep it light this season.
Summer is fast approaching, and it’s time to work towards that elusive summer bod. Luckily, with summer comes delicious, fresh salads that are super tasty and easy to make. Farmer’s markets are already popping up for the season, and these are the best places to grab fresh fruits and vegetables for your salads. Here are the best summer farmer’s market salads you can make and eat this year.
The BEST Avocado Corn Salad
Corn is a summer staple food, so it only makes sense to start with a salad involving corn. The crisp vegetables add a freshness that balances out the creaminess of the avocado.
Olena Osipov of iFoodreal crafted up this recipe for The BEST Avocado Corn Salad. This salad is super easy to make at home and will only take about 35 minutes to prep (including cooking the corn). All of the vegetables can be found at your local farmer’s market or your nearby store.
Fresh Watermelon Arugula Salad
Anytime I see a watermelon with feta, my mouth instantly starts watering. The saltiness from the feta cheese balances out the sweetness of the watermelon so incredibly well. It might sound like an odd combination, but you won’t regret making this salad.
Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple create this Fresh Watermelon Arugula Salad. The addition of arugula adds a slightly peppery kick, and the fresh mint adds a refreshing flavor. If you have watermelon leftover from a bbq, this is a great way to use it up.
Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad
Kale is a great summer vegetable to use in salads. It gives a nice heartiness, and it’s full of good-for-you nutrients.
Brittany from Eating Bird Food creates this yummy Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad. The nutmeg inclusion in this salad recipe adds an unexpected flavor. This kale salad will both keep you on your toes flavor-wise and make you wish you could eat summer salads all year long.
Broccoli and Protein Superfood Salad
Summer is all about eating as many good for you salads as possible. Especially if you love cozy winter comfort food as much as I do, it balances it out, right?
This Broccoli and Protein Superfood Salad hails from Half Planet Preserve. Blueberries, carrots, and broccoli offer a boost of nutrients. The simple tahini dressing compliments the fresh, herby ingredients and lets them shine through. This salad is also vegan and gluten-free for those who have dietary restrictions.
Apple Walnut Salad
Something about fruit combined in salads just makes the salad seem that much fresher and yummier. If you love Waldorf salads, but don’t want the extra calories from the creamy dressing that usually comes with it – this is a great option.
This Apple Walnut Salad recipe is created by Erin Clarke from Well Plated. You’ll get a nice tangy, sweet dressing with this dish that will make you reach for seconds – even if you’re not a big salad person.