• Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

  • Jason Houston

  • Allison Beck

  • Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

  • Ali Novis Photography

  • School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference

  • Tofu ’n Sprouts

  • Maryse Chevriere

  • Our Green Table

  • Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

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

    Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

    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.

    Thai Green Salad with Shrimp and Spicy Almond Dressing Recipe

  • 2. Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad

    Jason Houston

    This is a pretty salad that offers a colorful change of pace with its roasted squash, goat cheese, pecans, and cranberries.

    Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Salad Recipe

  • 3. Harvest Kale Salad with Honey-Miso Dressing

    Allison Beck

    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.

    Harvest Kale Salad with Honey-Miso Dressing Recipe

  • 4. Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Candied Walnuts

    Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

    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.

    Watermelon Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Candied Walnuts

  • 5. Smoked Ora King Salmon, Cauliflower & Strawberry Salad

    Ali Novis Photography

    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.

    Smoked Ora King Salmon, Cauliflower & Strawberry Salad Recipe

  • 6. Tomato Cucumber Salad

    School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference

    This salad was among the delicious dishes tested at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference in Denver.

    Tomato Cucumber Salad Recipe

  • 7. Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad

    Tofu ’n Sprouts

    This is simple, flavorful, filling and the perfect introduction to quinoa.

    Lemon Mint Quinoa Salad Recipe

  • 8. Strawberry, Cheddar, and Chive Salad

    Maryse Chevriere

    Sweet strawberries pair wonderfully with the sharpness of the cheddar.  The added kick from the chives makes this a light and refreshing salad.

    Strawberry, Cheddar, and Chive Salad Recipe

  • 9. Ginger Soba Snap Pea Salad

    Our Green Table

    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.

    Ginger Soba Snap Pea Salad Recipe

  • 10. Summertime Arugula, Fennel, and Citrus Salad

    Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain and Meals Made Simple

    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. 

    Summertime Arugula, Fennel, and Citrus Salad Recipe