An open-air feast with friends and family on a bright sunny summer day is all one needs to refresh the mood. But sometimes planning a party can be a lot. Not only do you have to come up with activities to keep your guests entertained, but you have to plan and prepare a menu that everyone will like. Summer salad recipes are one of my favorite things to make because they’re so, so easy. And refreshing! When it’s hot outside, all I really want to eat is something cold, like a summer salad.
When it's hot the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove or spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping for guests. So don't. Opt for a cool and crisp salad instead! There are so many fun and flavorful combinations of fruits, greens, veggies, nuts, and cheeses to experiment with, and they're all really easy to prepare.
Here are 3 summer salad recipes we think are really cool!
Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad with Balsamic Lime Dressing
- feta cheese
- red onion
- field greens
- fresh mint
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 juice of 1 lime
- 5 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
- Whisk together the dressing and set aside. Add salad ingredients in a bowl. Assemble the salad and drizzle with dressing.
Serve on Rectangular White Dinner Plates, with Duet forks and knives, and purple dinner napkins.
Avocado Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- baby spinach
- strawberries, hulled and sliced
- avocado, diced
- blue cheese
- sliced almonds
- Mix dressing ingredients and toss with salad.
Serve on Leafware plates with Glimmerware forks and knives, and fuchsia napkins.
Summer Melon and Prosciutto Salad
- cantaloupe, cut in half wedges
- mozzarella pearls
- olive oil
- fresh ground pepper
- Assemble salad ingredients. Drizzle with olive oil and freshly ground pepper.
Serve on Classicware Clear Plate, Reflections forks and knives, and fresh lime green dinner napkins.
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