Salads are best eaten on hot days — especially light and fresh summer salads that are full of ripe fruits and vegetables. With so much seasonal produce to choose from, summer salads can be full of rich color, crunchy textures, and sweet fruit. From adding grilled meats atop your greens to using summer vegetables as the base for your salad, there are dozens of ways to highlight salads for summer.
With so many recipes for summer salads, we decided it would be the ideal theme for this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme). We put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with salad recipes, and here are some of the highlights:
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
Barbecue Steak Salad Recipe
Adding grilled steak on top of a bed of greens is a great way to add flavor and protein to any light salad dish.
Blueberry and Cucumber Salad Recipe
Use two of summer favorites to make a fun and festive salad that is healthy and picnic ready.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.