If you are dreading the idea of cooking in a hot kitchen this summer, I’ve got you covered! Take a look at these 35 refreshing summer salads! These recipes are easy, healthy and filling! Keep reading to learn more!
A Healthy Solution for Summer Meals: Enter, the Salad
One of my favorite things about the summer? It’s finally hot out (I’m a full-on winter-hater). One of my least favorite things about the summer? Cooking when it’s hot out. Even with the A/C on, the house becomes a sweltering mess any time the oven is on.
Summer salads to the rescue.
I have a hard time eating salads during the winter, even though I know they are so good for you. You know, when it’s cold out, you are just itching for those warm, cozy comfort foods. But when it’s hot in the summer, meals like that just feel oppressive. Summer salads are perfect for a refreshing meal.
No Boring Salads Here – The Possibilities are Endless
I’m the first one to admit that I get bored with salads very easily, even though I probably eat close to the same one every single day. But with just a little bit of effort, it’s so easy to make one of these summer salads that are so, so SO good.
The trick to most summer salads is really just adding some extra fruit to it. Most of them still have a lettuce or spinach base, but add in some fruit? It is the perfect summer meal.
The best thing about salads is that really, anything goes. You can mix and match and throw a bunch of things together, and chances are, it will taste outstanding. As you take a look through these salads, think about how you can mix them up.
There’s really no wrong way to do a salad.
They are quick to prep, no cooking time, no standing in a hot kitchen – a perfectly refreshing and filling meal!
30 of the Best and Most Refreshing Summer Salads
Eat Your Way Through Salads All Summer Long
Don’t they all look so delicious? My plan is to eat my way through this list this summer. (Meal planning – done!) I love that they are healthy, filling, and so easy to make. That’s really everything I love about a good meal.
Plus, they are a perfect choice for just about any entertaining you are doing this summer – BBQs, potlucks, teas, brunches, baby and bridal showers – a salad for every occasion!
More Delicious Summer Food
If you’re looking for more delicious food to eat this summer, I’m putting together a special series focused just on that! Summer is a time for cookouts and family and friends, even in these crazy times. For all the food inspiration, take a look at these posts below! You can also follow the hashtag #summereats2020, just in case you miss anything, as I’ll be adding all summer long!
If you try any recipe on any program, I’d love to hear how it came out or any suggestions you have (always a work in progress here!). Please tag me on Instagram@100affections or leave a comment on Pinterest! And use the hashtag #summereats2020.
Which ones are your favorites? Any that you are itching to try?
If you make one, be sure to take a picture of it and tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!
Thoughts? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below!
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