Enjoy the fleeting summer and celebrate the season’s produce with fresh, healthy and delicious summer salads!
What a summer it’s been here at The Café! After living in the same city, Raleigh, NC, for over 37 years, Scott and I packed up our bags and home earlier this week and moved to the mountains of North Carolina, near Asheville. We’re official “mountain people” now, and are totally smitten with this gorgeous little corner of God’s creation. Because of the intensity of relocating and preparing for the move, I haven’t had much time for cooking and creating new recipes. But my fingers are itching to get back in the kitchen and I’ve got tons of new ideas. I’ll be back in the saddle soon! In the meantime, I thought I share some of our favorite summer salads to inspire you to enjoy the delicious and bountiful supply of seasonal produce.
This flavorful Green Bean Caprese Salad combines slender green beans and baby potatoes with classic Caprese ingredients. The salad is finished off with a drizzle of delicious Lemon Basil Oil.
This fabulous Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa Salad is loaded with healthy veggies, makes a perfect side for any grilled or roasted entree!
So easy to put together, this Essence of Summer Caprese Salad is made with summer’s best ingredients and makes a gorgeous presentation. It’s delicious served on its own, but also makes a wonderful side for grilled entrees.
This Tomato Cucumber Salad with Crispy Chickpeas is like summer in a bowl. With lots of fresh herbs, it’s loaded with vibrant flavor. The easy, pan-fried chickpeas add a healthy and delicious touch!
This Mexican Chopped Salad might just be the freshest, healthiest, most delicious salad you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting!
A delicious twist on the same-old, same-old broccoli salad! This Broccoli Salad with Grapes and Watercress is perfect alongside grilled entrees, burgers – or on its own!
Served warm or at room temperature, this Israeli Couscous Salmon Salad is light, fresh and delicious. It comes together in right around 30 minutes!
This simple Chopped Cucumber Dill salad pairs well with grilled entrees and it’s perfect for parties and potlucks. Make extra, as leftovers are delicious!
Be sure to add this delicious, vibrant Lemon Oregano Chicken and Corn Salad to your list of favorite summer salads. It’s healthy and loaded with fresh flavor! It works well any time and in any season!
It doesn’t get much better than this Grilled Chicken Tomato Cucumber Salad! It’s light, lean, healthy and incredibly delicious!
Quintessentially summer, this fun pasta salad is delicious, healthy and make-ahead. It’s great for potlucks, parties, and picnics. The name describes it perfectly: Ottolenghi’s Tomato Party Couscous Salad!
Take the time to enjoy this wonderful, fleeting season with one or more of our Our Favorite Summer Salads! See you next week with a delicious new recipe and an update from our new mountain home!