With the warm summer months comes fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Let's celebrate with a few recipes that will have you reaching for the salad bowl.
1. Thai Green Salad with Shrimp and Spicy Almond Dressing
This Thai Green Salad with Shrimp and Spicy Almond Dressing won’t disappoint those of you with a taste for Thai food. It has so many bold flavors that meld together so well.
2. Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad
This is a pretty salad that offers a colorful change of pace with its roasted squash, goat cheese, pecans, and cranberries.
3. Harvest Kale Salad with Honey-Miso Dressing
This recipe was inspired by the number of colorful vegetables you can find in the in your garden now --and even in the colder months.
4. Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Candied Walnuts
This is a simple salad to make, but the flavors and textures are complex and delicious. The watermelon lends a subtle sweetness to the peppery arugula and rich goat cheese, and the spiced candied walnuts give it the perfect crunch with just a hint of spice.
5. Smoked Ora King Salmon, Cauliflower & Strawberry Salad
In this dish, it is important to strike a balance with the acid via the lemon and a good amount of pepper to bring out the strawberries and salmon. The inclusion of cauliflower adds an earthy flavor.
6. Tomato Cucumber Salad
This salad was among the delicious dishes tested at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference in Denver.
7. Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad
This is simple, flavorful, filling and the perfect introduction to quinoa.
8. Strawberry, Cheddar, and Chive Salad
Sweet strawberries pair wonderfully with the sharpness of the cheddar. The added kick from the chives makes this a light and refreshing salad.
9. Ginger Soba Snap Pea Salad
The earthy tempeh pairs well with the hearty, whole wheat soba noodle and the veggies in this dish can be adapted easily to suit any season.
10. Summertime Arugula, Fennel, and Citrus Salad
Arugula, like many dark leafy greens, are packed full of vitamins, which is an excellent source of Vitamin A, K, and C. This mix of sweet and tang will hit the spot.