6 Refreshing Salad Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

6 Refreshing Salad Recipes To Enjoy This Summer

What could be a better lunch in a hot summer day than a delicious and refreshing salad? It’s healthy, light and it can be very tasty. There are many famous salad recipes that everyone enjoys and there are also some that sound a little more exotic. These 6 recipes are perfect for the summer and for all tastes.

Piña Colada Salad.

We’re going to start with the Piña Colada Salad. You make it by mixing 8 cups of mixed greens of your choice, a third of a cup toasted and sweetened coconut, 4 tablespoons of chopped macadamia nuts, a cup of pineapple chunks and a pound of cooked chicken chopped in cubes. For the dressing, use a vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons of piña colada mix and a tablespoon of cider vinegar. Combine them in a bowl and refrigerate the salad before serving it.{found on tasteandtellblog}.

Fruits salad.

Putting fruit in a salad can sound a little strange but it’s a great idea, especially for summer salads. This is a triple berry salad. To make it, you need 9 oz of torn baby spinach, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, a cup of raspberries, a cup of blueberries, half a cup of toasted and sliced almonds, a third of a cup chopped basil, an avocado and 4 oz of goat cheese. First put the baby spinach on the plates and then add the berries, almonds, basil and avocado. Then crumble goat cheese on top and add some salad dressing.{found on iowagirleats}.

Paleo Greek salad.

This is a recipe for a paleo Greek salad, a play on the original. The ingredients for the dressing are a cup of white wine vinegar, 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of crushed capers, the juice and zest of a lemon, a tablespoon of Greek seasoning, a teaspoon of salt and one of pepper. For the salad you need 4 cups of chopped Romaine, one and a half cups of tomato chunks, one and a half cups of chopped purple onion, 4/3 cup olives and ¾ cup peppers.{found on fedandfit}.

Caprese salad.

If you’d rather stick to the classics, maybe you should try this delicious Italian recipe for the Caprese salad. The ingredients needed for the recipe are 2 cups of sliced tomatoes, 3 ounces of fresh mozzarella cheese thinly sliced, 3 tablespoons of coarsely chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper, a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. Mix the all in a bowl and enjoy.{found on thedailymeal}.

Thai black bean salad.

Now let’s take a look at something more interesting. This is a recipe for a Thai-style black bean salad. To make it you’ll need a cup of frozen corn, a can of black beans, a small inion, a celery rib, a small red pepper, ¼ cup of minced fresh cilantro, a jalapeno pepper, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, a tablespoon of rice vinegar, a tablespoon of lime juice, 2 garlic cloves, a teaspoon of fresh gingerroot and half a teaspoon of salt. Cook the corn and then add the beans, the onion, celery, pepper and cilantro. Whick the oil, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, ginger and salt and pout the mix over the salad. Put it in the fridge for an hour and enjoy.{found on keyingredient}.

Tropical salad.

If you want to try something with tropical flair but still featuring easy to find ingredients, this recipe is perfect. You need 3 cups of fresh baby spinach, a third of a cup of strawberries, a third of a cup of pineapple, half of an avocado, a slice of red onion, 1/8 cup of chopped pecans and parmesan cheese. Top the salad with sweet lime vinaigrette and enjoy. It’s refreshing, tasty and healthy at the same time.{found on the36thavenue}.