Summer Salads

For all those days when it’s too hot to turn on the oven or stove, here are some ideas for how to use up your greens.


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 Arugula, watermelon, basil and feta salad


What you'll need: 

2 cups arugula

1 cup cubed watermelon

1/3 cup crumbled feta

1 handful basil

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil to taste


How to:

Mix salad ingredients and drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

Kitchen sink salad


What you'll need: 

3 cloves of diced garlic

2 shallots

4 lemons

1/3 Olive oil

3 tablespoons of dijon mustard

1 pound chicken breasts


3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup Olive oil

2 garlic cloves

salt and pepper


2 cups spinach

1 cup arugula

handful zucchini blossoms

half pint strawberries

½ cup crumbled goat cheese

½ cup pecans


How to:

Dice three garlic cloves and two shallots and place in medium bowl. Add the rest of marinade ingredients to bowl. Place chicken breasts in bowl with marinade and let sit covered for a minimum of one hour and up to three hours.

Heat oven to 425 degrees, and cook for 25 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, mix the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl and add the remaining two garlic cloves.

Wash the greens and strawberries. Combine greens and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Once the chicken has cooled, slice it and add to the salad.  

Toss with salad dressing when ready to eat.

Kale, beet and almond salad


What you'll need: 

Chopped Kale

Shredded Beet

Shredded carrots

Silvered almonds



Maple Syrup

Lemon Juice

Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper


How to: 

Dice garlic and place in a small bowl. Add the rest of salad dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.

In another large bowl, add chopped kale and pour dressing over kale. Massage kale with your hands until the dressing is evenly distributed.  

Add beets, carrots, and almonds and mix. 

Asian mango salad with cilantro-lime dressing


What you'll need:


1 chopped mango

½ cup cashew nuts

½ cup sesame sticks

3 green onions, sliced


1 handful diced cilantro

⅓ cup lime juice

½ cup olive oil

2 diced cloves of garlic


 How to: 

Whisk salad dressing ingredients in small bowl. Combine salad ingredients and pour dressing on top. 

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