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July 22, 2014

My Favorite Summer Salads

My Favorite Summer Salads // shutterbean

I love salads but I love them even more when it’s SUMMER TIME! The fresh produce gets me!  I went through my archives, and today I’m sharing with you some of my summer salad favorites. Most of them would be great at a picnic or dinner party and you’ll even find some inspiration for lunches throughout the work week.  Enjoy!

GRILLED GREEK PANZANELLA

Bread that’s been grilled and turned into a salad. Need I say more??!

Vegan Taco Salad // shutterbean

VEGAN TACO SALAD

A great salad to take to work!

Spicy Corn Tomato Avocado Salad // shutterbean

SPICY CORN TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD

A salad that would be perfect served with a bag of tortilla chips. And sometimes tortilla chips can pass as dinner during the summertime. Am I right??

COUNTRY ITALIAN SALAD

A hearty Italian number. When you want a SUBSTANTIAL salad for dinner, chicken or tuna are welcome.

Nectarine Caprese Salad // shutterbean

NECTARINE CAPRESE SALAD

Summer bounty mixed with creamy burrata. What could go wrong?

FARRO SALAD

THE BEST SALAD to bring on a picnic.

CHICKEN TOSTADA SALAD

There’s a tostada under that mound of lettuce. Get in there! Have two while you’re at it.

VIETNAMESE NOODLE SALAD W/ GRILLED TOFU

A dish that makes you feel light…and exploits your grill!

Broccoli Kale Slaw // shutterbean

BROCCOLI KALE SLAW

When you’re in need of serious crunch! Another Trader Joe’s recreation of mine.

ORZO SALAD

This is what I like to call a BASE salad because you can put a scoop in your other salads for the rest of the week.

Great picnic salad too!

SUPER SPINACH SALAD

There’s so much to love about this one. That carrot ginger dressing is great! Also it’s another Trader Joe’s recreation!

ARUGULA SALAD WITH STRAWBERRIES

If you have a surplus of strawberries, put them in a salad. They go well with arugula, goat cheese & pecans.

CHARRED CORN SALAD

Get your corn fix in with this charred corn salad. Another really good base salad for the week.

THAI WATERMELON SALAD

I could seriously drink this dressing. You’ll love how well it balances with the watermelon & spicy arugula.

SALT & VINEGAR POTATO SALAD

My favorite potato salad EVER.  If you’re not a fan of mayo, this one is for you.

It’s got a nice dose of Old Bay Seasoning. I can’t get enough of it.

TOMATO & WATERMELON SALAD

The dressing is incredible and you’re gonna love the goat cheese & cashew additions.

SHREDDED RAINBOW SALAD

Eat the rainbow! This “slaw” is full of crunch. It’s so pretty too!

SIMPLE GREEK SALAD

My GO-TO Summer dinner. Any excuse to eat a grilled pita is fine with me…

We usually add grilled chicken to ours!

THAI BEEF SALAD WITH HERBS

My husband loved this one probably because of the meat, mint & cilantro combination.

apple avocado arugula salad

AVOCADO APPLE & ARUGULA SALAD

Since apples aren’t a summer fruit, I make this one with nectarines or plums. Still incredible.

sushi roll edamame salad

SUSHI ROLL EDAMAME SALAD

When you want sushi but you also want a salad…

kale slaw

KALE SLAW WITH RED CABBAGE & CARROTS

Holy FIBER, Batman.

TOMATOES WITH CORIANDER VINAIGRETTE

Enhancing sliced tomatoes like nobody’s business.

MANGO APPLE SALAD W/ SUGARED LIME ZEST

I love offering guests a fruit option for dessert. This fruit salad/dessert definitely passes the test! The lime zest is incredible on mangoes and apples. If you don’t have apples, try pineapple.

Melon & Mint Salad

MELON & MINT SALAD

Light and refreshing. Best served cold. It’s a palette cleanser for sure which means it’s a great end to a wonderful meal. If you have any leftover it would be great in a cocktail…or how about make a spiked slushy??!

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  • Jena

    What an awesome collection of salads. That farro one is gonna be my dinner tonight! I’m a vegetarian who LOVES her salads & you’ve given me much inspiration, thanks!

  • Colleen

    Wow! Now that is a POST! Inspiration, beauty, and your trademark creativity. Thanks!!

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    Great roundup! There’s nothing I love more in the summer than a fresh salad. Thanks for this inspiration!

  • Laura

    This most is eye candy. So much beauty!

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    Gorgeous salads! I’m eating my weight in salad because the produce is so great right now.

  • kim

    This salad post is a GEM! Will have summer meals for weeks-realize I could totally look up salads in your index, but something about your pics in a row and your fun hints about serving make this a BRILLIANT list. Thank you!

  • Valerie

    These are BEAUTIFUL, Tracy! And so many creative and tasty ideas. Best salad round-up post I’ve ever seen! Thanks so much for posting!

  • Eleni

    All of these look Delish! Love your photographs, especially when you lay out all of the ingredients. I’m a super visual person and love having a visual reference!

  • Allyn

    Love these! Saving. I make us salads for lunches every week, and I’m always looking for good ones.

  • fusilliamy

    I think your salad posts are my favorite. GIVE ME ALL OF THE PRODUCE.

  • Libby

    I’ve made your Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots so often. I LOVE the dressing! It’s so simple and gorgeous. Your salads are always so colorful and that’s pretty much all it takes for me to enjoy a salad.

  • Jenny (VintageSugarcube)

    All of your recipes are a hit!! I should try more of your salads, but I keep making the corn casserole, corn tart, etc. Everything ALWAYS turns out sooo darn swell.

  • Amy

    Yes!! This is just what I needed to give me inspiration to jazz up my work lunches! Your Avocado Apple & Arugula Salad (I call it the A3 salad) is a favorite in the fall & winter, so I love the idea of summering it up with some stone fruits. I also love the idea of making a base salad, like the Orzo one, to add to others throughout the week–very smart! Thank you, Tracy!

  • Ineke

    We just had the taco salad for dinner and it was soooo good. Then we had a discussion what kind of cuisine we would choose for the rest of our life but it was too damn hard. If I absolutely had to choose I would go for a combination of italian pasta, german bakery and and yes, mexican food. Can´t live without this salad now!

  • Christine

    Great post! I have needed to bring a dish to pass just about everywhere this summer and haven’t had inspiration.
    Poof! Tracy to the rescue!

  • Barbara

    I LOVE that you did this!

  • Jenna

    Amazing round up, ALL of the salads look AMAZING. I’m counting down to spring & summer now, sick of this cold snap Sydney has been having lately, I’m looking forward to switching back from soups to salads already!

  • Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    You know I’m already in love with your broccoli slaw, and now I can’t wait to try the vegan taco salad (yum, yum tacos in healthy form!) and your sushi bowl edamame salad. Also, love the font on your shredded rainbow salad, so awesome!

  • Jillian

    I have made the nectarine caprese salad 3 separate times since the original post. It is amazing. One thing that I do if my nectarines are not quite sweet enough, is to drizzle some good honey over them. Totally fixed my balance issues. This salad also made me fall back in love with burata!
    Thanks Tracy!

    • Tracy

      ooooh! I bet that’s good. I actually like a crispy nectarine so I’m gonna try that. I’m so glad you loved that recipe!

  • Ella

    I love roundups like this! Can’t wait to try some of these salads :)
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    You know I love this!!!!!! x

  • Anna

    You should open a salad joint, girl!

  • mariah

    This post totally convinced me to make the panzenella salad last night. Mmmmm. So good. I’m dreaming of crumbling up some crisp bacon on top though now…

  • Kate

    Thank you for this post Tracy! I feel like I should just bookmark it on my browser tab because I’ve been needing delicious salad inspiration in my life. Thanks for keeping the inspiration coming (and something to balance that lemon raspberry cake I’m also planning on making)!

  • Jennifer

    Thank you for such an inspiring and delicious collection!! Can’t wait to make them!

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    This could not have come at a better time! I have so many greens in my garden I honestly did not know what to do with them…..until now! Thanks!

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