When the weather starts to get warm, I immediately begin to crave fresh, seasonal summer produce. Creative salads are a great way to highlight the bounty of the farmer's market this time of year. Start your meal planning this week by incorporating these delicious, healthy summer salads you can throw together for a nutritious meal in minutes.
Panzanella With Salmon and Cucumbers
This classic Italian bread salad gets an upgrade from a side to a main dish with the addition of fresh cucumbers and rich, flaky fish.
Fresh berries are the star of the season, especially when combined with fresh spinach, crunchy nuts and tangy cheese.
Spicy Mango Salad
Spicy jalapeno and tangy lime juice add an unexpected counterpoint to the sweetness of the mangoes. To make this salad, combine:
Grilled Corn Salad
Inspired by the street corn sold by vendors in Mexico, this salad pairs with everything from grilled chicken to a hearty rice and beans dish.
Green and Yellow Bean Salad
This salad is full of fresh flavors and makes an ideal light lunch with a crusty loaf of bread.
Couscous With Almonds and Sundried Tomatoes
Bring this hearty grain salad to your next summer potluck.
Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables along with low-fat protein, nuts, seeds and low-fat dairy supports your health and well-being. Get the nutrients you need while enjoying the mouthwatering flavors of fresh, local ingredients.