Summer Salads

Five refreshing, healthy summer salad recipes

Whether you’re trying to incorporate more greens into your diet or just want a break from cooking a hot meal, these summer salad recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers are equal parts refreshing and satisfying. Here are five to try this month:

1.Make dinner in 20 minutes with this Thai Steak Salad from Steamy Kitchen. The seared steak strips are the perfect complement to the crunchy cabbage, bean sprouts, basil and fresh herbs.

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2. Grilled peaches and plums add some pizazz to Skinny Taste‘s Grilled Stone Fruit Salad. The fruit is served over baby greens and pecan halves and tossed in a sweet honey goat cheese dressing.

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3. Artichokes, red peppers, pine nuts and a zesty red wine vinaigrette- it’s hard to go wrong with a salad packed with these fresh, flavorful ingredients. This recipe from Ali Ebright of Gimme Some Oven could easily become a summer staple.

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4. If you’re feeding a large group, the recipe for this Sesame Noodle Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking serves at least eight and will leave your whole party satisfied.

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5. In need of a detox? Try this Glowing Grilled Summer Salad from Pinch of Yum, which includes sweet corn, jumbo shrimp, bell peppers and tomatoes topped with creamy avocado and cilantro dressing.

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