When you announce “We’re having salad,” do you hear a collective groan? You’ll turn their groans into grins with these exciting—yes, exciting!—salad recipes.
Some of these salads are hearty enough to be eaten as a meal, perhaps with some fresh bread on the side. These salads also highlight fresh fruit and vegetables, great grains, and healthy proteins. Enjoy!
10 Summer Salad Recipes
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This salad is as tasty as it is colorful! Enjoy as a flavorful, healthy lunch or dinner.
We recommend serving this healthy White Bean and Tuna Salad for lunch or as part of a soup-and-salad supper.
Garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas) are the “meat” of this tasty, hearty salad.
This salsa salad earned first place in our 2011 Garden-Fresh Recipe Contest. The editors loved it! Serve as a side or serve with tortilla chips.
If you don’t like hard-boiled eggs, top with a fried egg. To further bulk up this salad, add some sautéed pancetta (ham).
This Potato Salad With Green Beans and Chicken dish is loaded with fresh ingredients and is great for a potluck, picnic, or cookout. Enjoy warm or cold.
Frozen berries are fine, if fresh aren’t available; frozen foods still pack all those nutrients!
A traditional Scandinavian-style salad with strong flavors and colors!
This salad recipe comes from our local general store! There’s just something about the way these ingredients blend.
This recipe comes from our food editor, Sarah Perrault. The curry adds great flavor!
Bonus Recipe: Sally’s Bulgur Salad. This one comes from our editor-in-chief’s wife, who created the recipe when she decided her family wasn’t getting enough good grains in their diet!
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