Summer has a lot of advantages: hot weather, outdoor swimming pools, vacations, shorts and light dresses, park picnics and much more! But summer is a great period for people who are on a diet or just a fan of healthy eating. There is huge amount of fresh vegetables, fruits and berries! So if you want to try something new but healthy and tasty – these salad recipes are just for you. Hurry up and give them try! They require minimal or no cooking at all.
Number 1 – Avocado salad
This salad is the first on the list because of this fruit. Avocado is high in healthy fats, it may help prevent cancer and of course this fruit helps lose weight. So for the perfect avocado salad you need:
– 1 avocado
– 2 tomatoes
– 60g of mozzarella or feta cheese
– 10- 12 ounces fresh arugula
You can dress this salad with olive oil or vinegar. It looks simple but ‘Oh My God’ how tasty it is!
Number 2- Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad
If you don’t afraid to experiment- try this popular salad. A combination of the ingredients may seem strange, but this salad is worth a try.
– 1 peach
– 1 pound thick-sliced bacon (or you can take chicken)
– 1 sweet onion
The peach should be grilled for a better taste. Dress it with vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste.
Number 3 — Melon salad with ham
I think you know how to make a fruit salad with melon, it’s not that hard. But we have a variation that we think is terrific. Melon and jamon – the best combination! Spaniards and Italians are just crazy about this salad. So why not give it a try the next time you buy a melon?
– 1 small melon
– 15-20 slices of jamon
– 10- 15 ounces fresh arugula or basil
– 10-15 baby mozzarella
Lemon juice as a dressing will be perfect for this one.
Number 4- Berry and Feta Salad
What? Berries in a salad? Yes, yes, yes! It’s simple, delicious and healthy. This salad will impress any of your guests, also it’s a perfect idea for a light lunch. Your berry options for this gem of a salad? – Everything you like: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, dried cranberries..
– 2 cups of berries
– 50-60g of feta cheese
– Arugula and lettuce
– Greek nuts or almonds
Honey will be the ideal dressing for this salad. Add a little sweetness to your life.
Number 5 — Apple and Tuna Salad
For all seafood lovers! It’s the freshest salad with tuna. This fish has a lot of benefits for you: it helps prevent high blood pressure, it’s high in protein (good for skin, hair and nails), lowers the risk of heart disease; tuna improves the body’s immune system and much more.
– 2-3 apples
– 1 can of tuna
– Greek nuts
This salad is a little oily, so lemon juice will be the best dressing. Tip: To cut the oiliness, use tuna that is packed in spring water instead of oil.
Number 6- Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Everyone loves watermelon! But have you ever tried watermelon in a salad? Yes, you should taste it!
– At least 10 cups cubed seedless watermelon
– 8-10 cherry tomatoes
– 1 small red onion
Feta cheese will be great here if you like this kind of cheese. And dress it with olive oil or lemon juice.
Number 7- Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Spinach… It sounded so scary in our childhood, but now we understand how many benefits spinach has. It’s the world’s healthiest food so don’t hesitate to add it to smoothies, omelettes and of course salads! So for the healthiest salad you need:
– 5- 8 cups baby spinach leaves
– 10 cherry tomatoes
– 1 garlic cloves, pressed
– 12-15 shrimps
– ½ small red onion
– Boiled eggs
Olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice will be good as a dressing.
Number 8 – Farro, Cherry, and Walnut Salad
Farro is a healthy whole grain, it’s full of minerals and is low in cholesterol. Farro is a quick-cooking dish. You can cook it with meat or fish as a garnish, but it’s really tasty in salads. So what you need:
– 2 cups of farro (boil it for 15 minutes)
– 2 cups of sweet cherries, pitted and halved
– 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
– 40-60g of goat cheese or feta
Dress this salad with honey or lemon juice
Number 9- Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Strawberry cheesecake, strawberry with sour cream for a romantic evening, champagne with strawberry… We all love these berries and there are a lot of reasons to eat strawberries as much as you can. Strawberries are a source of vitamin C, these berries help prevent cataracts, fight cancer and bad cholesterol. So we’ll show you that you can eat strawberries not only for a dessert but you can make great salads for dinner as well. Spinach and strawberry salad is one of the healthiest salads you can make.
– 2 cups of fresh baby spinach
– 10-15 sliced strawberries
– 30-40g goat cheese
– 1 spoon of honey
Dress with balsamic vinegar and enjoy!
Number 10- Strawberry and Chicken Salad
If you’re a meat lover – try this chicken salad. Believe me, chicken and strawberry is a great combination. Marinade chicken in honey and it’ll be perfect for this salad.
– ½ sweet onion
– 20 sliced strawberries
– 2 chicken fillet (grilled)
– 100g of goat cheese
– 1 small cup of blueberries
– Lettuce, basil or spinach, choose what you like the most
Balsamic vinegar will be the best dressing for this meal.
Summer will end so enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as you can. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new every day! Be healthy and enjoy your meal.