Tips for Making Crispy Summer Salads Slideshow

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You’ll never have to eat soggy salad again with these tips

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we’re arming you with tips for keeping your summer salad crisp, because no one likes wilted lettuce. When you go to the store, you probably buy smaller portions of lettuce in anticipation of premature spoilage, but now you can buy a week’s worth all at once — it will actually last this time. 

Tips for Making Crispy Summer Salads

Thinkstock / martinturzak

we’re arming you with tips for keeping your summer salad crisp, because no one likes wilted lettuce. When you go to the store, you probably buy smaller portions of lettuce in anticipation of premature spoilage, but now you can buy a week’s worth all at once — it will actually last this time. 

Avocado Caesar Salad

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For a creamy addition, add avocados to your next Caesar salad. Swap out the eggs and oil in the dressing for avocados and you’ll get a velvety and rich taste. For the Avocado Caesar Salad recipe, click here.

Beet Salad

Looking for a healthy meal that won’t take a lot of time in the kitchen? This is the recipe for you. Find precooked fresh beets in your produce section — they’re a healthier alternative to the canned variety. For the Beet Salad recipe, click here.

Caesar Salad

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Wrap up your romaine lettuce in a bath towel to keep it crispy all week. When you take the towel out of your fridge on Friday, you’ll be rewarded with fresh lettuce for the perfect classic Caesar. For the Caesar Salad recipe, click here.  

Caprese Salad

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Want to make an all-Italian feast tonight? You have to include this classic Italian salad —tomatoes, mozzarella, a touch of balsamic vinegar, and basil. It is a simple and delicious starter. For the Caprese Salad recipe, click here.

Citrus Steak Salad

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If you’re the type of person who eats a salad and is hungry in an hour or two, then this recipe is made for you. It features greens, citrus dressing, and slices of succulent steak. You’ll get the nutrients that you crave and the meat to fill you up. For the Citrus Steak Salad recipe, click here.

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Isterband sausage is a lightly smoked coarse sausage from Sweden made from pork, barley, and potatoes. This salad recipe uses some of the same ingredients in a new way. For the Isterband Salad recipe, click here.

Kale, Mango, and Avocado Salad

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The mangoes in this recipe work well with the toasted pumpkin seeds and creamy avocado. Enjoy this salad on a day where you don’t really have time to make a full meal — it’ll keep you just as full. For the Kale, Mango, and Avocado Salad recipe, click here.

Kale Salad

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The key to the perfect kale salad is finely chopping the leaves. In this recipe, lemon and chili powder add a spicy kick. For the Kale Salad recipe, click here.

Lemony Asparagus Salad

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Raw asparagus is delicious in salad — here, it’s shaved into ribbons and drizzled with a tart dressing. For the Lemony Asparagus Salad recipe, click here.