20 Delicious Spring and Summer Salads You Need to Try
We don’t know about you, but we feel like life is one big long search for the perfect... salad. We go on weeks-long binges where all we eat for dinner is the latest combination (we’re talking about you, spinach, strawberry, goat cheese, and walnut). But eventually the allure wears off and we’re onto the next. So which salad will hold our attention for a lifetime? Only time will tell. Until then, we'll keep on trying out different recipes, like the 20 spring and summer favorites below.
The term "boiled vegetables" may conjure images of overcooked, pale, flavorless produce, but don’t go there! The veggies in this salad are cooked to peak tenderness and flavor and topped with a clean, light, and refreshing dressing that makes the dish downright irresistible. Click here for the recipe.
It’s fun to try a recipe that you don’t use everyday and this is one of them. Dukkah is an Egyptian dry condiment and harissa is a North African spice—both add unusual flavor to the radicchio and parsley. Instead of kabocha (winter squash), swap in whatever summer produce is grabbing your attention. Click here for the recipe.
For some reason the health food term “raw” was always such a turnoff to us until we discovered julienned zucchini. Refreshing and healthy, the thinly sliced veggies put it all into perspective. Mix in toasted pine nuts, feta, and arugula and you have a new favorite. Click here for the recipe.
Much more than your traditional green salad, this salad from chef Guillaume of Portal Kitchen outside of San Francisco, is made with fresh asparagus, shucked English peas, shucked lava beans, radish, lots of fresh herbs, and a light lemon vinaigrette. Click here for the recipe.
Nothing tastes like summer like a citrus salad. Radishes, peppers, and fennel add a bit of spiciness and sharpness to this combination, balancing the sweetness of the blood orange and grapefruit. Click here for the recipe.
So which one are you going to try first? Tell us in the comments.