Our Favorite Summer Salads

Our Favorite Summer Salads

Summer brings the blessings of warmer weather and a wide variety of fresh, locally grown produce, which makes it the perfect time to eat light and healthy. Here are some salads you can make at home for family and friends.

  • Guideposts: Avocado Citrus Salad

    Avocado Citrus Salad

    Avocados, full of brain-boosting vitamin E and a monounsaturated fat that helps lower blood pressure, bring a creamy deliciousness to this healthy, easily made salad.

  • Guideposts: Amazing and Easy Arugula Salad

    Amazing and Easy Arugula Salad

    Perfect as a side dish with dinner, or a light lunch, this quick and easy summer salad can be prepared in 10 minutes flat!

  • Guideposts: Green Bean and Grilled Peach Salad

    Green Bean and Grilled Peach Salad

    Peaches add sweetness and fresh green beans add snap to create a light, healthy salad that everyone is sure to love.

  • Couscous Quinoa Salad

    This tasty dish is easy to make and healthy, too, thanks to the protein the quinoa brings.

  • Guideposts: Mediterranean Lentil Salad

    Mediterranean Lentil Salad

    With most salads, you pour the dressing on at the end and coat the dish from the outside in. But with this salad, the lentils cool off in the fridge in a bath of dressing—in this case olive oil, vinegar, lemon and cuminso that they absorb all of this wonderful flavor.

  • Guideposts: Jicama Salad

    Jicama Salad

    This salad is especially healthy, as jicama (pronounced hee-ka-mah) is loaded with nutrients, including iron.

  • Guideposts: Chipotle Salad

    Chipotle Salad

    The sliced apples and toasted pecans will make this delicious and healthy salad a big hit with your entire family.

  • Mixed Green Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

    This delicious salad is easy to make and has a great homemade dressing with a hint of cumin.


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