Summer is a season of the bounty with all the juicy fruits, salad greens, and spring herbs. Seasonal eating is not only healthy but also nutritious for your body. If you are someone who has the privilege of a kitchen garden can prepare some delicious salads during the summers. Looking for the perfect side dish with your meal? Check out these recipes:
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. This salad would pair well with a Moroccan Chicken Tajine with basmati rice. You can also serve this salad with a pasta dish.
Use Daawat, which is the best basmati rice in India for cooking any rice dishes.
Aromatic 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, pomegranate, and serve with a side of sticky rice. Traditionally this mango salad is served with a side of sweet coconut rice.
Hydrating Fruit Salad
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, herbs, and cheese. Top it with shreds of bagel bread and drizzle the dressing.
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.