Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Simple Summer Salads

During the summer, salads are my go-to lunch. I love the freshness of the produce and how you can put ingredients together to create an unlimited number of combos. They're also ultra easy to throw together, especially when you prep all of your ingredients in advance. 

Here are a few of my recent favorites. Try the recipes as they are or change them up to suit your own likes/dislikes!

Chicken Taco Salad
Serves 1

2 cups mixed greens
3oz grilled chicken, diced
1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup corn
2-3 Tbsp fresh pico de gallo
1 Tbsp contija chese, crumbled
1/4 avocado, sliced
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

Power Salad
Serves 1

2 cups arugula/spinach blend
3oz grilled chicken, diced
1/2 medium sweet potato, diced and roasted
1/2 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 zucchini, sliced and grilled
5 spiced pecan halves
1-2 Tbsp Honey Lime Vinaigrette (1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, 1/2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp olive oil, ground cumin to taste, salt to taste)

Light & Delicious Tuna Salad
Serves 1

2 cups arugula/spinach blend
10 snap peas, chopped
1/2 medium sweet potato, diced and roasted
1 serving Tuna Chickpea Salad (recipe below)
1-2 Tbsp Italian Vinaigrette (optional)

Tuna Chickpea Salad
Serves 4

1 can light or albacore tuna in water, drained
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp dried dill
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Serve chilled or at room temp. 

I'd love to know: What's your favorite summer salad?

- ST


  1. Right now I'm loving: Kale Strawberry Avocado +Almonds salad with a balsamic vinaigrette. So good!

    1. That sounds like an amazing combo, Wendy! I love all of those ingredients :)

  2. I love these types of salads during the summer. I made Sweet Potato salad once and that was pretty good.

    1. Love the idea of subbing in sweet potatoes in a traditional potato salad - I bet it was delish!