5 Splendid Summer Salad Recipes

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Amazing Summer Salad Recipes

Light, delicious, healthy… summer salad recipes are some of my favorite! There are so many ways to make these recipes yours that the possibilities are endless. Have fun with it and eat healthy!

Summer salad recipes to make your mouth water

Summer calls for refreshing and delicious food.  It’s a double whammy when the food is healthy as well.

And one of the best ways to include healthy food in your diet is through salads.

Salads are easy to prepare and taste delicious. Summer salads have an extra dose of zing and here are 5 splendid summer salad recipes to tickle your taste buds and keep you healthy.

1. Syrian summer salad with lemon, garlic and mint

5 Splendid Summer Salad Recipes FetaLemon and mint are two of the most used ingredients in summer recipes. The Syrian or Lebanese salad is full of tanginess and freshness. There are so many ingredients that one can add in this salad to make it a rainbow recipe that is beneficial for health.

The Syrian salad containing the mentioned fresh ingredients is rich in Vitamin A and C (carrots, bell pepper, radish, cucumber and lemon juice) with mono-saturated fatty acid that is present in the olive oil. Makes 4 servings.

Required ingredients

  • Freshly chopped Romaine
  • Chopped tomato (1-2)
  • Thinly sliced carrot (1)
  • Diced bell pepper-red (1)
  • Finely sliced white radish (1-2)
  • Freshly peeled cucumber (1)
  • Dried mint (2 tbsp) or freshly chopped mint (1/4 cup)
  • Lemon juice (1)
  • Thinly grated or crushed garlic cloves (1-2)
  • Olive oil (4-5 tbsp)
  • Za’atar – optional (1-2 tbsp)
  • Finely ground peppercorns (as per taste)
  • Sea salt (as per taste)

Total time required: 10 min
Prep time: 10 min

Directions

  • Mix all the ingredients with your hands in a large salad bowl (except Za’atar, peppercorns and salt) .
  • While using olive oil, ensure to lace it around the edge of the salad so that the ingredients in the bowl are tossed evenly.
  • After evenly tossing the salad, sprinkle required amount of finely ground peppercorns and sea salt as per your taste.

2. Watermelon and tomato salad with feta dressing

5 Splendid Summer Salad RecipesSalad is a great way to add juicy fruit like watermelon along with tomato to your diet. The feta dressing can add a pop of color to the salad. Watermelon is a rich source of vitamin C and has good amount of biotin, pantothenic acid, potassium and vitamin A. Makes 3 servings.

Required ingredients

  • Chopped medium size tomatoes (1-2)
  • Diced red and yellow watermelon without seeds (1-2 cups)
  • Feta cheese crumbs (1/2 cup)
  • Thinly sliced red onion (1/4 cup)
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Olive oil (2-3 tbsp)
  • Chopped herbs (parsley or coriander with mint-2 tbsp)
  • Finely ground peppercorns (as per taste)
  • Sea salt (as per taste)

Total time required: 10 min
Prep time: 10 min

Directions

  • Add olive oil in a large bowl and mix all the ingredients to toss.
  • Finish with required amount of sea salt and ground peppercorns.

3. Shrimp and lemon salad

5 Splendid Summer Salad Recipes shrimpShrimp is not only mouth watering but a healthy treat. Shrimp with lemon can be a great combination for a hot day to include in your healthy diet plan ideasMakes 8 servings.

Required ingredients

  • Lemon zest (1/2 tbsp) or lemon juice (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Olive oil (1-2 tbsp)
  • Finely chopped spring onions (1/4 cup)
  • Thinly sliced avocado (1)
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes (1-2)
  • Freshly minced herbs (mint or parsley – ¼ tbsp)
  • Lettuce
  • Unpeeled shrimp (1 pound)
  • Ground peppercorns (as per taste)
  • Sea salt (as per taste)

Time required: 2-3 hours
Prep time: 1 hour

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl mix olive oil, sugar, spring onions, tomatoes and herbs with lemon zest or lemon juice and let it sit for couple of hours.
  • Boil shrimp on a low heat for 3-5 minutes until the shrimps turn pink.
  • Drain and peel the shrimp to de-vein it.
  • Fill the salad bowl with boiled shrimp and let it marinate for couple hours in refrigerator.
  • Take out the mixture after an hour to add sliced avocado, peppercorns and salt.
  • Serve the salad with lettuce.

4. Cucumber and tomato salad with herbs

5 Splendid Summer Salad Recipes tomatoCucumber and tomato salad is a classic salad that can be prepared by anybody. Makes 4-6 servings.

Required ingredients

  • Diced organic or heirloom tomatoes (2-3)
  • Nicely peeled and seeded cucumber (1 -2 cups)
  • Finely sliced red onions (1/2 cup)
  • Feta crumbles (1/4 cup)
  • Chopped mint and parsley herb mix (2 tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (3-4 tbsp)
  • Oregano (1 tbsp)
  • Vinegar (1-2 tbsp) or lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Finely chopped dillweed (1 tbsp)
  • Ground peppercorns and salt (as per taste)

Total time required: 10 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes

Directions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a salad bowl and toss.
  • Finish with sprinkling ground peppercorns and salt as per the taste.

5. Pomegranate and orange salad

5 Splendid Summer Salad Recipes PomegranateA rich source of iron and Vitamin C pomegranate and orange salad is an amazing recipe to beat the heat of the summer. Makes 4 servings.

Required ingredients

  • Mix of greens (kale with spinach 1/2 cup)
  • Pomegranate arils (2 cups)
  • Sliced red onions (1/4 cup)
  • Fresh orange juice (2 tbsp)
  • Balsamic vinegar (1 tbsp)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Olive oil
  • Orange segments (2 cups)
  • Honey (1 tbsp)
  • Feta crumbles
  • Ground peppercorns and salt to taste

Total time required: 10 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes

Directions

  • Whisk olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, vinegar and honey in a large bowl.
  • Add the greens, onions and pomegranate arils along with orange segments into the marinade mixture to toss well.
  • Add salt and ground peppercorns as per taste.

Wrap-Up

It’s time to give these summer salad recipes a try! From mouth watering fruits to nuts to delectable greens, there are so many directions you can go with these great recipes that they should never get old!

Summer, fall, or winter these summer salad recipes are great for any time of the year!

Evlin Symon
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