Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe With Fresh Ingredients

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Check out the ultimate summer salad recipe with fresh ingredients from our garden! Summer is here and along with it the high temperatures that make me not want to heat the oven up to make dinner.   When you combine the heat with the availability of fresh produce from the garden and the farmer’s market, a summer salad recipe is the best of both worlds.

Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe With Fresh Ingredients

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Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe

I don’t need to heat up the oven. A salad is nutritious and cost-effective and can be made in so many different ways that I am not going to get tired of having one several times a week. While my salads always have vegetables in them, I like to add other things as well to make it a little bit different.  A plate full of nothing but vegetables can get a bit boring sometimes.

There are so many different things to add to your salads that you don’t need to feel at all limited.  Just a few of my favorites are chopped hard-boiled egg, nuts, dried raisins or cranberries, chopped apple, shredded or crumbled cheese, croutons, bits of meat, olives, etc. The possibilities are endless. This is one of my favorite summer salad recipes.

Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe With Fresh Ingredients

Most summer green salad recipes start the same way, you add lettuce, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, etc. and toss them in a large salad bowl. To make this salad unique, try adding a few non-traditional vegetables to your salad.  Consider adding mushrooms, broccoli, shredded cabbage, jicama, and kale. Or, try adding a few edible flowers to make it fun.

If you’re trying to keep this Paleo or gluten-free, you’ll want to skip the cheese and croutons. Instead, you can add sunflower or pumpkin seeds for crunch.  You may want to try my homemade salad dressing. It’s gluten-free and, if you use stevia instead of brown sugar, it would be Paleo as well.

If you plan on taking this salad to work with you, I have a few tips on how to pack a lunch salad so it travels well. Here are a few more easy summer salad recipes to try.

How to create the ultimate summer salad recipe

If you’re planning on serving salads for lunch, why not serve it buffet style and allow everyone to add what they want to their salad? That way people can create a salad they’ll truly enjoy and leave out things they don’t like.


Yields 1 bowl

Serves 4 salads

Ultimate Summer Salad Recipe

You are going to love this summer salad recipe!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Leaf lettuce, torn
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Egg, hard boiled & crumbled
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fisher Chef's Walnut pieces
  • Fisher Dried Cranberries
  • Croutons (optional, leave out for gluten free)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the croutons. Toss croutons on top of the complete salad and enjoy.
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