5 Easy Summer Salads – to keep you cool

5 Easy Summer Salads

Cooking in the heat is the worst. I find that in the summer I use the stove a lot less and lean more toward salads and sushi. As much as I love sushi though, I can’t make it. Mind you, I haven’t tried, but it seems like it’s more user-friendly to buy!

No, I’m not a “summer-body-goals” type of chick. But I like easy. No cooking means easy. Or little cooking. Either or, I’m game!

Enter Pinterest. Yes I know, you’re either planning your dream nursery or maybe you’re trying to find ways to work from home because you’re sick of your 9 to 5. I get you. Guess what else is on Pinterest? Salads!

Gone are the days of boring old salads. Well, you can make those too if you like. But if I left it at that then I’d have no purpose to keep typing now, would I? Nope!

There’s nothing more beautiful than nature on a plate. The colours and the possibilities are endless. Plus, eating the rainbow is much more important than you may think. You know when they say “you eat with your eyes first”? It’s true. I’m serious! Think about it. Do you get excited when someone plops down a plate of beige in front of you? I’m talking a piece of chicken breast, some rice or potatoes with maybe some veg? Probably not. Now, when you see a fruit salad, the colours make you smile am I right? Right. Aside from having your plate look prettier, the more colours you eat, the more vitamins you are putting into your body.

Yes, there are some positives about eating salads all summer, like no belly bloat, being a bit leaner and otherwise. But I like keeping the temperature down in my place and keeping the stove does that. So buckle up peeps because I’m going to bear down on you with some easy salads that I’ve found across on Pinterest.

 

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Avocado Caprese Salad
by Foodie Crush

I love avocado, and I love Caprese salad. There’s just something so fresh. This combo from Heidi over at Foodie Crush is a simple yet delicious option on a hot summer day. Especially with those creamy mozzarella slices. If you don’t know how to cut open a delicious avocado Heidi has you covered in this post with a how to.

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Beet and Sweet Potato Salad
by A Spicy Perspective

This salad is super impressive looking. Don’t let the curls fool you though, a kitchen tool will do all of the work. If you’ve never used a spiralizer before then this salad is about to blow your mind. Spiralizers add interest into what would otherwise be boring meals. This is also a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies as Sommer tells us in this recipe.

 

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Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad
by Two Peas and Their Pod

How beautiful is this? There’s nothing like the color scale of heirloom tomatoes. They’re seriously stunning. Another super easy salad with really simply sourced ingredients. If you are unable to get burrata you can sub in fresh mozzarella or even ricotta! Either way, I’m trying this and can’t wait.

 

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Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds
by Martha Stewart

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge Martha fan but hey, this salad, I can get behind. Some people aren’t Brussels sprouts fans. This chica is not one of them. I love those tasty mini cabbages. The most work you will put into this recipe is between de-leafing your sprouts and mixing up your vinegarette, aside from that it’s super simple.

 

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Kale and Blood Orange Salad
by A House in the Hills

If you’ve never had a blood orange you’re missing out. These citric beauties are stunning, in both flavour and esthetic appeal. This salad is so beautiful I feel like there’s not too much I can tell you other than it’s chalked full of wonderful things for you. Enjoy!

 

If you’d like more salad ideas check out my Pinterest board aptly titled Salad Recipes.

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Don’t forget to drop a line below and let me know if you tried any of these fabulous salads!

 

5 Easy Summer Salads

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