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Salads

Now that summer is here, we all need salad ideas that are yummy and so satisfying!  You can find so many fresh ingredients at this time of the year, especially all those delicious fruits.  I thought I would bring you a round up of some amazing Summer Salad Recipes that will have you wanting to make it again and again!  Whether you choose to cook out, or just throw it together in the kitchen, you’re sure to find something that’ll fill you up.

Strawberry Kale Salad

This Strawberry Kale Spring Salad is one of my favorites- strawberries go beautifully with a little bit of goat cheese and some chicken!{ Strawberry Kale Spring Salad }

Blackened Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Grilling chicken on your BBQ adds a great flavor to this salad with feta, cranberries and spinach!  Top it off with a delicious strawberry vinaigrette! { Blackened Chicken and Strawberry Salad }

Blueberry Apple Swiss Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Blueberries and apples go together like PB and J.  The cheese of choice is a mild swiss that tastes so good with the dijon mustard vinaigrette.{ Blueberry Apple Swiss Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette }

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned caprese salad?  Basil, tomatoes and mozzarella is all you need, topped with a sweet balsamic glaze!

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze }

Grapefruit Vinaigrette Salad

Love grapefruit?  This vinaigrette is tangy, but sweet.  A perfect side dish to some grilled chicken!{ Grapefruit Vinaigrette Salad }

Chef Salad

Chef Salads are so simple- hard boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, ham and your Ranch dressing!  This one is a crowd pleaser and reminds you of the good old days.
Chef Salad }

Cranberry Apple Salad

You can find cranberries all year round.  It doesn’t have to be just for the fall meals.  Cranberries, red grapes, apples, and almonds add the perfect touch to the spring mix lettuce!
Cranberry Apple Salad}

Greek Salad

A good greek salad is easy to make!  Just a little bit of chopping required.{ Greek Salad }

Shrimp Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad

Roast some ears of corn alongside with some skewered shrimp- and throw it on a bed of greens with avocado and bacon, topped with a buttermilk pesto dressing!
Shrimp, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad }

Patriotic Salad

This patriotic salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Star cut watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, greens and quinoa with your favorite salad dressing!
Patriotic Salad }

Pasta Salad with Romanesco

A fresh pasta salad can be very filling, as long as there’s nothing in it that will go bad in the hot summer sun like mayo.  This summer friendly pasta salad is made with capers, saffron and romanesco, which is a roman cauliflower and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
Pasta Salad with Romanesco, Capers and Saffron }

Honey Lime rainbow Fruit Salad

I love a great fruit salad!  It makes a great snack, a perfect side dish, or a meal in itself!  Add a light honey lime dressing to all your favorite fruits in a bowl!
Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad }

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

Grilled pineapple brings out the juices!  It makes for a great salad component with some sriracha lime chicken and avocado!
{ Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad }

Strawberry Poppyseed and Bacon Chopped Salad

A good poppyseed dressing is not hard to make at all!  Make a strawberry poppyseed dressing that goes fabulous with bacon, strawberries and onions!
Strawberry Poppyseed and Bacon Chopped Salad }

Watermelon Basil Salad

Make a simple side salad with watermelon, basil and a salty feta.  It is great paired with grilled fish or shrimp!
Watermelon Basil Salad }

Watermelon Orange and Feta Salad

Some salads do not have to have lettuce or any kind of greens- like this watermelon, orange, red onion and feta salad!
Watermelon, Orange and Feta Salad }

BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Sliced BBQ chicken with a creamy avocado dressing – delish!  Especially when the salad has corn and black beans.
BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing }

Apple Pecan Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

I love adding nuts to a salad.  Spinach, especially, goes well with different fruits and cheeses!  But the kicker here, is the maple cider vinaigrette!  Yum.
Apple, Pecan and Spinach Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette }

Kale and Arugula Salad with Almond Breaded Chicken  and Champagne Vinaigrette

Give your chicken some flavor by coating it with an almond crust when you bake it!  This one is topped off with a champagne vinaigrette.  Sounds fancy.
Kale and Arugula Salad with Almond Breaded Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette }

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Quinoa and Ricotta Salata

Quinoa is slowly gaining popularity over pastas.  It is a fabulous alternative to greens and it is pretty filling.  Chop up some cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions and add it to the quinoa and ricotta!
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Quinoa and Ricotta Salata }

Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad

How simple is this salad that consists of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado?  A simple red wine vinaigrette tops it off perfectly.
Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad }

A little spiciness is needed every now and then.  This southwestern salad is made with a jalapeno dressing that’ll knock your socks off!

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Popper Salad

Southwestern Grilled Chicken Jalapeno Popper Salad }

Green is a great color to choose when it comes to fruits and veggies.  Go with cucumbers, green grapes and avocado for a different kind of salad!

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Cucumber, Green Grape and Avocado Salad }

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Asparagus replaces the lettuce in this bacon and egg salad.  A dijon vinaigrette goes great with this.
Asparagus, Egg, and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette }

I couldn’t leave out a steak salad!  A juicy flank steak salad with carmelized pears, pecans and gorgonzola?  This is something that needs to be tried!

Arugula Skirt Steak Salad with Caramelized Pears Pecans and Gorgonzola

{ Arugula Skirt Steak Salad with Carmelized Pears Pecans and Gorgonzola }

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