5 Summertime Salads

5 Summertime Salads

One of the best ways to capture all these summertime flavors is by creating a crazy salad combination. Tossing juicy fruits, crisp lettuce and adding extra spice into your salad is a great way to enjoy lunchtime on a beautiful summer day.

For some innovative salads to try while you’ve got the time, check out these summer specialties:

Avocado and Grilled Shrimp Salad
 Grilled Vegetable Salad

Photo courtesy of Crissy Terawaki Kawamoto on Flickr

Creamy avocado, crunchy lettuce and zesty grilled shrimp all combined into one bowl makes for a healthy and original summer salad. Check out this recipe to recreate this flavorful dish.

Quinoa Salad
Warm Quinoa Salad with Kale and Arugula

Photo courtesy of Tasty Yummies on Flickr

Quinoa is a fresh gluten-free seed that is prepared like whole grains such as rice and barely. This high protein ingredient makes a great base for any salad. For an experimental summer dish, try this simple quinoa and cherry tomato salad recipe.

Tropical Fruit Salad
Photo by Madison Lucas

Photo by Madison Lucas

There’s no better way to spend the day than sitting under the sun with a juicy bowl of fruit. With so many exotic fruits in season, you can create a fruit salad with a tropical twist. Take a look at this Spoon University recipe for tips to invent your own summer fruit salad.

Cucumber Salad

Photo by Alanna Schloss

The refreshing crunch of a cool cucumber on a hot summer day is the perfect snacking relief. The hydration of a cucumber salad gives your body the energy it needs for all the fun you’ll be having this summer. Try this cucumber salad recipe to fuel-up for your summertime adventures in every crisp bite.

Garden Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad

Photo courtesy of Philosopher Queen on Flickr

Nothing compares to the taste of veggies straight from the garden. When you combine these fresh ingredients with a steaming bowl of pasta you have a sizzling summer dish as colorful as the sunset over the beach. Check out this recipe to create your own flavorful garden pasta salad.

These innovative salads are sure to add some culinary creativity to your already spontaneous summertime adventures.

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