Summer Salads

K, so it’s only the beginning of June, and I’m not sure about where you live but here in Texas it is HOT. Like the birds have to pick up worms with potholders hot.


And when it’s this hot, there really is no point in turning on the stove to cook if you can help it. I really like this time of year because I can eat a bunch of my favorite yummy salad recipes, or try out some fun new ones. Using fresh ingredients, right in their prime? It’s a perfect little party in my tummy.


Sometimes I make my salad up as I go, using whatever’s in the fridge. Like today for lunch, I chopped up some spinach, shredded some grilled chicken leftover from dinner the other night, and cut up an orange from the produce bin. A little salt, a little pepper, and about a teaspoon of olive oil…I was set. Yum, and fast, and no cooking required. :)


Here are a few easy summer salads that will *hopefully* get you out of the kitchen sooner and back into the pool faster.



Prosciutto, Melon, and Spinach Salad

Cupcakes OMG!



Tuscan Kale Salad

Tuscan Kale Salad

bud and leo



BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing

Mel’s Kitchen Cafe



We’re actually having this Martha Stewart recipe with dinner tonight:

Spinach and Grilled Corn Salad

Martha Stewart



Tomato, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Pinned Image

Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers



Addictive Brussels Sprouts Salad

my first bowl




Can you tell I think a good salad should often include avocado? ;) Which brings me to my last “salad.” Not really a salad, but close enough, right?



Mango Guacamole

mango guacamole

A Baker’s House



I seriously can’t wait to make some of these ASAP. It’s making me hungry for sure. (Why do I always blog near dinner time?) Anyway, if you try them out, let me know! I’d love to hear how you liked them. Or do you have a favorite summer salad? Please share! I’d love a few new recipes.


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  1. Amen, sister, about the heat in Texas! I don’t know where you are in Texas, but here in Spring I can definitely relate to your bird and potholder comment…and I laughed out loud when I read it, which is always a plus!! Just found your blog through a link on TDC.

  2. Thanks for sharing this mango guacamole. I can’t get enough of it– I am eating it with everything at the moment! I’m enjoying your blog, thanks!

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