A Guide to Seasonal Summer Salad Recipes that Tastes Delicious
Eating seasonal and local is not only affordable but also healthy. It also helps us to support local farmers and business. While frozen food is ok at times, we must consider that frozen food often has less nutritional value as compared to fresh food. Every season is filled with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs. You can easily grow these herbs like basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, lemon balm, etc. during the months of summer. We will show you some delicious salad recipes to prepare with seasonal summer produce like mangoes, litchis, herbs, etc.
Start with chopping romaine lettuce leaves and arugula. To make the dressing blitz Greek yogurt, pepper, capers, lemon juice, zest, salt, olive oil, and Dijon mustard. Add some cheesy homemade croutons in the salad. Drizzle the dressing and toss the salad. Serve with a side of crusty sourdough bread.
This salad can be served as a side dish of main course lunch/dinner. It would nicely pair with a wild mushroom risotto made with mushrooms, cheese, white wine, and basmati rice. You can also serve this with Iranian pilaf.
Use Daawat, which offers the best basmati rice in India to cook these rice dishes.
Thai Mango Salad
Thinly slice some mango, cilantro, mint leaves, and spring onions. To make the peanut dressing, mix smooth peanut butter, lime juice, maple syrup, lemongrass paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced ginger, garlic, and water. Drizzle over the dressing and top with toasted coconut. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with a side of sticky rice. Traditionally this mango salad is served with a side of sweet coconut rice.
Fresh fruits are a wonderful way to stay hydrated. Slice some watermelon, pineapples and place in a bowl. Add some ripe mangoes, kiwi. To make the lemon drizzle, add lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mint leaves, pepper, in a jar and give it a shake. Drizzle over the dressing and top with some pomegranate seeds and passionfruit. Serve this salad cold with some fresh watermelon juice.
This mezze bowl is not only wholesome but also tastes delicious. Chop some English cucumbers, Del Monte black olives, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and feta cheese. To make the dressing, mix lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, fresh basil, salt, and apple cider vinegar. To assemble the salad, add the veggies, hers and cheese. Top it with shreds of bagel bread and drizzle the dressing.
Mediterranean Nourish Bowl Salad
In a bowl, toss some chopped, tomato, zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, radish, cooked chickpeas, red onions, and pita bread croutons. To make a refreshing minty hummus dressing, blitz lemon juice, mint leaves, olive oil, salt, homemade hummus, and pepper. In a bowl add the chopped veggies, and top with some cooked falafels. Drizzle over the dressing and serve cold.
By eating seasonal and local, you will not only eat nutritious food, but also save money. Frozen food is expensive. Improve your immunity by eating seasonal and local produce. Start with preparing these salad recipes as a great start to seasonal eating.