When the heat is on, the last thing I want to do is cook up a big, heavy meal. Salads to the rescue! Not only are they full of crisp, refreshing ingredients, they’re a snap to put together. Veggies, grains, beans and fruits are all key components of a perfect salad. If you want to step outside the traditional salad bowl, try a few of these.
Grilled salads are unexpected – try grilling up romaine lettuce, peppers, onions, mushrooms and zucchini, then tossing with a simple dressing of oil and vinegar, like in our Grilled Tomato and Romaine Salad. Or go for Grilled Veggie Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutons.
Caprese sure pleases! Try a caprese salad with leftover shredded chicken for an extra protein punch, and dress it with our 365 Everyday Value Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Who needs lettuce in a salad? Slice up gorgeous, meaty heirloom tomatoes and pair with fresh basil for a greens-free salad.
Taco salad is fun and family-friendly: start with a base of romaine, black beans and tortilla chips, and let everyone choose their toppings, from salsa to avocado to shredded cheese.
Speaking of avocado, why not pair it with cooked salmon and red onion for a salad reminiscent of a morning bagel?
Thinly sliced steak pairs beautifully with lettuce. Try our Grass-fed Steak with Spring Greens.
Summer’s freshest fruits are just begging to be made into a salad. Go for a berry medley or mix pineapple and melons with mint and a honey-lime dressing.
What do you love to put in a summery salad?