10 Satisfying Summer Salads

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Healthy Salads For Busy Summer Eating

Summer should mean long relaxed evenings and easy meals made with fresh veggies  Beat the heat this summer with healthy salads that will keep you out of the kitchen and in the action. Check out some of our favourite satisfying salads to take the pressure off yourself at dinner time.

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Asian Cold
Noodle Salad

What you need:

  • dried chow mein noodles
  • cucumber, cut into thin 2 inch strips
  • carrots. cut into thin 2 inch strips
  •  fresh cilantro, chopped
  •  peanuts, coarsely chopped

Dressing:

  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • honey (or brown sugar if vegan)
  • lime juice
  • garlic, minced
  • red pepper powder (optional)

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Roasted Beet & Orange Quinoa Salad

What you need:

  • Quinoa, cooked
  • Roasted beets
  • Blood oranges
  • Pumpkin seeds, toasted

Dressing:

  •  Balsamic Vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic
  • Oil grapeseed
  • Water room temperature
  • Agave nectar, or other plant-based sweetener

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Bruschetta Pasta Salad

What you need:

  • Cooked pasta
  • Tomatoes chopped 
  • Green onions chopped
  • Red onion chopped finely
  • Garlic minced
  • Basil chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt & fresh ground pepper 

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Chickpea Avocado & Feta

What you need:

  • Can chickpeas
  • Avocados
  • Cilantro
  • Green onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper

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Corn Tomato &
Avocado Salad

What you need:

  • Fresh corn, roasted
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • Cilantro
  • Avocados
  • Lime Juice

Dressing:

  • Lime juice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

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Pomegranate Pecan &
Poppyseed  Salad

What you need:

  • Baby spinach
  • Pear
  • Pomegranate
  • Feta cheese
  • Pecan halves
Dressing:
  • Orange juice
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • Poppyseeds
  • Honey

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Watermelon Cucumber
Feta & Mint

What you need:

  • Watermelon
  • Cucumber
  • Feta
  • Mint
Dressing:
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Honey

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Mango Black Bean
Quinoa Salad

What you need:

  • Dry quinoa
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Honey
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground ginger
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Can black beans
  • Mango (see how to peel a mango in 10 seconds)
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado (semi-firm but ripe)

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Cowboy Rice Salad

What you need:

  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red onion 
  • Can corn kernels
  • Can black beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Coriander/cilantro leaves
  • Brown rice 
  • Water
Dressing:
  • Lime juice 
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Chipotle powder 
  • Cumin powder
  • Ggarlic powder  
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

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Power Kale Salad  with
Peanut Dijon Dressing

What you need:

  • Kale
  • Red bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Purple cabbage
  • Broccoli florets
  • Can chickpeas
  • Peanuts

Dressing:

  • Peanut butter
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Water
  • Dijon mustard
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

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