Best Summer Salad Recipes

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Nothing says summer more than a healthy salad recipe. This season is the highlight for fruits and vegetables, so it’s time to make use of them. Whether you need something to make for a BBQ, or any summer outing, we got you covered on the best summer salad recipes to make!

Chicken, Bacon, & Avocado Salad

Best Summer Salad Recipes

This salad is CRAZY good, and super easy to make. It’s refreshing, sweet, and savory all at the same time. What more can you ask for?!

  1. First whisk together: 1/3 cup of honey, 3 tablespoons of mustard, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic.
  2. Next pour half of this marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for two hours. Then refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
  3. Now heat a pan over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil. Grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy, and cooked through. Then set aside and allow to rest.
  4. Wipe the pan, drizzle with another teaspoon of oil, and fry the bacon until crispy.
  5. Then slice the chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, tomatoes, avocado slices, corn, onion strips, and chicken.
  6. Finally drizzle the leftover marinade/dressing over the salad. Sprinkle the bacon over the top and season with a little extra salt and cracked pepper, then serve!

Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

Best Summer Salad Recipes

Combine your favorite fruit and dish together, and you get a yummy strawberry pasta salad!

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook 1 pound of farfalle according to package directions until al dente. Drain, then transfer to a large serving bowl.
  2. Now make the balsamic glaze: In a small saucepan, bring 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, in about 10 minutes.
  3. Then add to the bowl 1/2 cup crumbled feta, 2 cups quartered strawberries, and 1/2 cup of spinach. Season generously with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  4. Finally drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with toasted almonds to finish!

Mexican Chopped Salad

Best Summer Salad Recipes

You’ll feel like you’re in Santa Fe with this twisted corn salad. This is for all the Mexican food lovers this summer!

  1. Start by preparing your ingredients: 3 cups of corn, 1 can black beans drained and rinsed, 2 chopped red bell peppers, 1 chopped avocado, 1/2 red onion chopped, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin.
  2. Then in a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Juice 2 limes and stir together.
  3. Finally garnish with 2 tablespoons of sliced green onions, and eat up!

Cobb Salad

Best Summer Salad Recipes

The Cobb salad is a popular and delicious choice for any event. Plus, it’s easier to make than you would think!

  1. First in a jar, shake together: 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, and 2/3 cups of olive oil.
  2. Next prepare your ingredients: 1 head romaine lettuce, 4 hard-boiled eggs peeled and quartered, 12 oz. diced cooked chicken, 8 slices of cooked bacon 1 avocado thinly sliced, 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese, and 5 oz. of halved cherry tomatoes.
  3. Then on a large platter, spread out the romaine lettuce, then add rows of hard-boiled eggs, chicken, crumbled bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Finally season with salt and pepper, drizzle with dressing, and garnish with 2 tablespoons of chopped chives. Serve and enjoy!

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