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10 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

When it’s 100 degrees outside, no one wants to cook, and my favorite go to meal on days like that is a salad. Recently on one of those steamy hot days we were invited to a friend’s house for lunch. I volunteered to bring a salad since it’s easy to prepare, and I then I know there will be at least one healthy food to eat. This salad is very hardy and could be eaten alone for a lunch, light dinner or as side dish. My suggestion is to throw in the nuts just before eating or serve on the side in case of food allergies. I also wouldn’t make this salad too far in advance since the strawberries could get mushy.

Perfect summer salad! #beattheheat #summercooking #summersalad #salads #RealFood #organic

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STRAWBERRY & PROSCIUTTO SALAD WITH MIXED GREENS

Ingredients

1 container of organic mixed greens

1 container of organic strawberries cut in fourths

1 4oz package of prosciutto cut into medium size pieces

4 oz of macadamia nuts cut up

4oz container of goat cheese, crumbled (I found a honey goat cheese that went well with this salad)

1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced

Directions

Toss all ingredients together and serve with your favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette.

10 EASY SUMMER SALAD RECIPES

Now if this salad isn’t your thing, here are some other favorites that you can whip up in minutes. These 10 easy summer salad recipes are great for pot luck Barbecues and summer parties. You can feed a crowd and it’s a great way to know that there is something healthy to eat for kids and parents.

Kale-Salad-with-Blueberry-VinaigretteKALE SALAD WITH BLUEBERRY VINAIGRETTE by Vegging at the Shore 

IMG_7908LAYERED COBB SALAD by Momma Lew

SummerPastaSaladSUMMER PASTA SALAD by A New Dawnn

Kale-Quinoa-Salad-2MEDITERRANEAN KALE & QUINOA SALAD by Happily Homegrown

beet-saladORANGE SCENTED BEET SALAD by Dr. Karen Lee

roasted beet saladROASTED BEET SALAD by O’Boy! Organic

lentil-kale-rainbow-carrot-salad-4LENTIL RAINBOW CARROT KALE SALAD by Daily Ciabatta 

Cauliflower-Corn-Cucumber-Salad-8CAULIFLOWER CORN & CUCUMBER SALAD by Valentina’s Corner 

DSC8433SIMPLE GREENS WITH TURKEY & HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING by Raia’s Recipes

Hope everyone is having a great summer and taking advantage of this beautiful summer weather to entertain with family and friends.  For more inspiration follow me on Instagram and check out my Pinterest page. I love sharing fun tips, tricks and recipes to inspire myself and I hope you too.

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2 Responses to 10 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

  1. Rachel July 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    That cauliflower, corn, and cucumber salad looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Deborah Davis July 25, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    I am a salad a day or more person so I am so delighted that you shared your healthy, creative and delectable Easy Summer Salad Recipes recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah

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