When summer’s bounty is ripe and ready for eating, you don’t need to do much to make a great meal! A crisp salad is the perfect way to showcase the peak flavors of produce, so we rounded up a few faves that are filling enough to enjoy as a meal, yet simple enough to serve as a side.
Sweet, juicy watermelon takes a savory turn in this colorful salad packed with peppery arugula, tangy feta and a heap of fresh mint. We love it on its own for breakfast (yes, breakfast salad is totally a thing, especially when it involves loads of fresh fruit), or with thin slices of flank steak for lunch or dinner.
Summer-sweetened corn meets garden-grown tomatoes, fresh avocado and a tangy lime vinaigrette in this super simple salad. Add seasoned grilled chicken thighs for a filling, protein-packed lunch or dinner you’ll want to eat al fresco all summer long.
This seasonal stunner takes not one, but two of summer’s greatest fruits—tomatoes and peaches—and combines them into a refreshing take on the classic caprese salad. Dressed in a simple white balsamic vinaigrette, it’s sure to become a staple summer salad in your household, just as it has ours.
Like a cross between an oil and vinegar-dressed pasta salad and a classic Italian chop salad, this easy spaghetti salad combines crunchy, fresh-from-the-garden veggies with tangy olives and cubed salami. Make it up to a day ahead of time and have lunch or dinner ready to go whenever you are.