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Let’s Talk Summer Salads…
I hope you have been thoroughly enjoying your Summer! I sure have been and this little bundle of joy is sure keeping me busy and hungry. With all the moving, bouncing, strolling, feedings, and everything else, my appetite is cray-cray! That’s why I’ve been all over healthy meal-sized summer salads that fill me up, fuel me, and keep this momma engine revved up.
I wanted to share with you 10 Must-Make Healthy Summer Salads from the blogosphere today so you can get your salad game on too this season (if you haven’t already)! In no particular order as they are all amazingly delicious…here are the salads, which can all be made gluten and dairy free if not already:
(All photos have been shared with permission from the talented bloggers who created them!)
The Healthy Summer Salads List
1. Grilled Pretzel Panzanelle Salad from Vegetarian Ventures
A delicious, simple salad that goes with any main meal and has a plethora of fresh veggies! Simply swap out the pretzel for a gluten free baguette or pretzel to keep this salad totally gluten free!
Nectarine is the star of the show in this filling, meal sized salad packed with protein, veggies, and drizzled with a delicious and simple homemade creamy balsamic dressing.
3. Summer Berry Salad with Maple Walnuts from Eating Bird Food
This lovely summer salad is packed with antioxidants from the greens and fresh berries and has the perfect crunchy addition of nuts. Simply omit the cheese or swap out for a dairy free alternative to keep this salad dairy free.
4. Veggie-Loaded Summer Potato Salad Jars from NITK
This yummy salad can be taken on-the-go in jars or enjoyed in a big bowl. Packed with filling baby potatoes, it’s a healthy twist on potato salad that brings in a load of veggies and a super tasty and healthy creamy dressing.
5. Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing from My Heart Beets
This wonderful and simple asian inspired salad is packed with cabbage, citrus, carrots, and has a creamy sesame dressing perfect for drizzling. Simply swap the soy sauce for gluten free tamari or coconut aminos to keep this salad gluten free!
6. Herb Cucumber Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Simple as can be but so incredibly delicious, this perfectly herbed and flavoured cucumber salad will go with any simple summer meal. I’d love to enjoy it on the patio alongside grilled shrimp skewers!
7. Summer Abundance Salad from Half Baked Harvest
This salad is loaded, and I mean loaded with the most delicious ingredients. Berries, cherries, avocado, stone fruit, greens, tomatoes, chickpeas and more. An incredible combination that is truly “abundant” as the name says! Omit the cheese for dairy free.
8. Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad from The Recipe Critic
Skip the lettuce and go for quinoa with this delicious fruit salad combination that brings in herbs with fresh berries and fruit as well as filling and fibre-rich quinoa.
9. The “500” Salad from NITK
This recipe is a remake of one of my all-time favourite restaurant salads packed with crunchy vegetables including cauliflower and watermelon radish, avocado, herbs, shredded chicken breast, and greens. An absolute summer must-make.
10. Mason Jar Carrot Noodle Salad w/Sweet Chili Vinaigrette from Nosh and Nourish
Salads in a jar are always a great summer option as you can take them to the park for a picnic or along with you camping. This delicious version has tons of veggies and a delicious sweet chili dressing. Swap out the soy sauce in the dressing for gluten free tamari (or coconut aminos) to keep the salad gluten free!
How about that collection of mouth-watering healthy summer salads?! I’d love to know which salad you plan to try first. Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you have any Must-Make Summer Salads that you would like to recommend, feel free to share in the comments as well.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Christal // NITK