In this summer heat, it’s way too hot to cook. Leave the oven off and opt for a healthy salad instead! We’ve compiled some veggie-friendly salads and some meatier options. Of course, you can dress up or dress down your salad any way you choose. The possibilities are limitless!
With three main ingredients–watermelon, feta, and mint–this no-cook salad comes together in no time. The dressing is a simple lime and olive oil mixture that really brings out that fresh watermelon flavour. Great for barbecues, parties, or an afternoon on the patio.
Eating out can eat away at your wallet. Instead of waiting in the deli line at Whole Foods, gather these ingredients and make this copycat version of their quinoa salad. Packed with mango, coconut, raisins, and edamame, this salad hits all the right tastebuds.
Looking for a something tangy? Try this veggie-packed salad with hints of honey, ginger, and sesame by The Endless Meal. Add roasted peanuts for some extra flavour and crunch. This salad will help keep you cool this summer and is perfect for lunch, dinner, or a snack in between meals.
Salmon is such a lean, healthy protein. Try it in this salad with a homemade dill-yogurt dressing. This recipe calls for salmon poached with celery, onions, and lemon – but you could mix it up with baked or barbecued salmon instead.
Sweet and savoury salads are the best. The apricots in this salad pair well with grilled chicken and add a unique sweetness to the dish. Try using other stone fruits such as plums or peaches. This salad is also a great way to use up that leftover chicken that’s sitting in your fridge.
A flavour-twist on the classic Cobb salad. Combine shredded chicken, mandarin oranges, avocado, green onions, peppers, and eggs on a bed of romaine lettuce and drizzle with a sesame vinaigrette for a entree-sized salad.
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